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Les Saintes Maries de la Mer

37km. south of Arles.

Discover Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Les Saintes Maries de la Mer is situated on the Mediterranean coast, in the heart of the Camargue Natural Park. Surrounded by immense plains of magnificent, wild ponds, the town offers a wide range of activities against the backdrop of a protected environment that has remained authentic.

Les Saintes Maries is famous for the traditions it has preserved, as the home of the gypsies and a major place of pilgrimage. All this folklore, rich in colour, music and spirituality, attracts many visitors throughout the year.
Numerous manades (bull and horse farms) can welcome you, and in some cases provide accommodation.

You can then get up close and personal with the famous gardians (Camargue horsemen) and their herds.

Don't miss the panoramic view of the Camargue fauna and flora from the Etang des Launes, or take a stroll along Port Gardian, the fishing and yachting port of Les Saintes Maries. Finally, for windsurfing enthusiasts, a speed channel has been built near the port... thrills guaranteed.

There is also a superb sailing school in Saintes Maries de la Mer :

The Camargue Nautique Club offers holiday courses, private lessons and year-round activities. From beginners to advanced on catamarans, Optimists, windsurfers, wing foils and stand-up paddles.
You can also hire our equipment directly on site: paddle, pedalo, wing foil, windsurf, catamaran.

What to see

Fortified Romanesque church and the St. Sarah Crypt,
Baroncelli Museum (history and traditions of the village),
Pioch Badet Tzigane Museum.
Ornithological Park. Pond and salt marshes of Giraud.

Leisure activities

Horseback riding of all kinds, ranches
Dinner shows with bulls and riding. Arenas, bull fights, races.
All water sports. Public beaches, nudist beach.
Mountain biking (rentals possible).
Walking trails through the plains.
Tennis, sea water therapy (Thalassotherapy).
Theatre, discotheque.


Easy reach to the beaches and the heart of the village. 14 comfortable rooms for 2 pers or 4 pers with air-cond, shower or bath, wc, tv, some rooms with a balcony

58€ - 100€

An authetic location in the heart of the Camargue, 5 Km from the village, in a 70 hectares private property, in the middle of the nature park. 16 bedrooms, with private shower or bath room and separated toilets. AC. Swimming pool.

145€ - 165€

nearby the beach (500m), the restaurants and port. 20 air-conditioned rooms with panoramic view, balcony, WIFI, satellite TV. Private swimming-pool - Breakfast included.

68€ - 87€

In the heart of the wild Camargue, a total change of scenery.
Website under construction.

78€ - 138€

Holiday rentals

Le Mas Antonelle
Arles (Camargue) | Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km

5 Gîtes & apartments for 2 to 6 persons in a authentic & comfortable Camargue mas. 13 Km from Arles center

350€ - 750€
Le Mas du Juge
Arles (Camargue) | Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km

5 charmingly renovated gîtes with all modern comforts in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, sleeping from 2 to 24, in an authentic 17th-century Mas Camarguais.
Horses can be accommodated in 2 large meadows.

400€ - 950€

Tourism Resort. Apartments for 2 to 6 persons - Swimming pool. Located 200m from the beach and 300m from the center

244€ - 1155€


7ha campsite with direct access to the sea. Rental pitches and mobile homes, some with air conditioning and by the sea. Heated swimming pools, water slide. Spa, hammam, massages. Entertainment. Restaurant.

A cosy, personalized atmosphere, close to the center of the village of Grau du Roi and the beach, where everything can be done by bike. L'Abri de Camargue welcomes you from the beginning of April with its covered, heated swimming pool, in its fully wooded grounds. Pitches from €29 per night and mobile homes from €45.

Campsite with direct access to the sea, 500 m from two large sandy beaches. Large swimming pool with games area and slide. Restaurant, entertainment, children's club. Mobile home rentals for 2 to 8 people with 1 to 4 bedrooms.

884 / 884


Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.


Arles (37 km).

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