9.00 am - Meet your English speaking driver guide in the lobby of your hoel and departure for a full day visit of Camargue
La Camargue is among the oldest natural park in France, located south of Arles, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. Home of the world famous pink flamingoes from March to November, exploring la Camargue is like going from a good surprise to an other. Most people think of hilltop villages when they hear « Provence », like an echo to Peter Mayle book « A Year in Provence » . Luckily, the southwestern part of Provence remains pretty quite, not yet victim of is own success. Touring in la Camargue does feel like going for an adventure, the kind of place where you need to keep your eyes wild open to enjoy the show. About 400 species of bird have been identified in the area.
We will drive toward Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer to visit the the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park. It invites you to share an intimacy with the wild fauna in their 60 hectare natural environment. The trails of the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park take you through marshes, past sea-ponds, reed marshes, lawns, salt swamps, rivulets... The diversity of the habitats encourages the presence of a large number of bird species such as the pink flamingoes.
Lunch in a typical local bistrot to taste local traditional food. – to be paid on site
Early afternoon we will hit the road to the medieval walled town of Aigues-Mortes where Louis XIV started the 7th and 8th crusades. You will get to discover one the most amazing natural beauty across the south of France, the local salt marshes.
The Aigues-Mortes Salt Marsh is an invaluable wetland heritage, which is the world’s second largest biological asset after the tropical rainforest, plays a major role in maintaining biodiversity. You will embark upon an unique and magical ride for over an hour around the Salt Marshes.
5pm- End of the tour at your hotel