Port Saint Louis du Rhône

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Population : 8,763 inh.

puce 40 km South of Arles and 70 km from Marseille A55 motorway.

Port Saint Louis du Rhone, marina
Located in the Fos sur Mer basin, the city and the port of Port Saint Louis developed at the mouth of the Grand Rhône. As the crow flies, Port St Louis is approximately halfway between Marseille and Saintes Maries de la Mer.
Port Saint Louis du Rhone, swamp
Its activity is mainly geared towards the sea and the industries linked to the port complex of the Fos sur Mer basin.
Port St Louis offers six equipped ports, i.e. a thousand locations, 1 fishing port, 2 dry ports with all the corresponding construction and repair services.
Port Saint Louis du Rhone, voiliers
By visiting Port St Louis, you will not be able to forget that the city is really at the gates of the Camargue. The architecture and style of the houses is that of the Camargue.
Located at the southern end of the department and surrounded by swamps, it is also called a city from the end of the world.
Port Saint Louis du Rhone, church
Often neglected tourist routes, Port St Louis offers beautiful walks and many leisure activities around the port.
Port St Louis is also the kingdom of fishing and shellfish farming (thanks to its richness in plankton, the Rhône delta is very rich in fish and shellfish), its 10 km long Napoleon beach, the Roustan and the de la Gracieuse are frequented in summer and winter by snowboard enthusiasts, sand yachts, kites, speed sail and funboard (championships, competitions and world speed record take place there each year).
Port Saint Louis du Rhone, street
By taking an interest in the city's heritage, you will discover its main historic monument: the Saint Louis Tower (18th century) which served as a surveillance post and refuge for the populations.
Today the Tower houses the tourist office. On the first floor, you will visit the superb ornithological collection which brings together 168 naturalized birds.
On the second floor terrace you will have a panoramic view of the entire Camargue, the St Louis canal, the mouth of the Rhône and the salt marshes.
Do not miss the Favouillane sheepfold (early 19th century) which is one of the last traditional sheepfolds in the Camargue, it is one of the largest in the region and at the time (50m long and 12m wide) it is still occupied today by a shepherd and his flock.


puce What to see:

Tour Saint Louis (XVIII °). Saint Louis Church. Ornithological exhibition at the St Louis Tower. Bergerie de Favouillane.
Shellfish hamlet.


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking. Horse riding.
Fitness trail. Climbing wall. Bike renting. Tennis.
Napoleon Beach speed channel. Mini golf. Ball trap area. Boules pitch.
Fishing port. Marina (313 rings).
Napoleon Beach, Olga Beach and They de la Gracieuse.
Nautical center of Carteau. Peach. Cinema. Arena: 2,300 seats.
Exhibitions. Summer entertainment.
Fair on the 1st Monday in August.
Market on Wednesday morning (downtown) and Saturday morning (Faubourg Hardon).


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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Fos sur Mer (23 km), Port de Bouc (29 km), Istres (29 km) and Martigues (35 km).