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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
NEIGHBOURING TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Arles (37 km).