9am - Meet your English-speaking driver guide in the lobby of your hotel 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 another. 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 quiet, not yet victim of his 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.
Enjoy a Private tour in a Manade (French ranch)
You’ll be welcome by the family who is training the bulls and horses since generations. They’ll give you full explanation of their traditions and their daily work.
The tour will end with a wine tasting and some appetizers.
Lunch at La Chassagnette – to be paid on site
Armand Arnal’s intuitive CUISINE follows nature’s rhythm finding a subtle and essential harmony in its fertile sobriety. A succession of expertise, from the gardener to the cook, which leads to an intuitive creation of a MENU highlighting nature’s flavours without restraining them.
Through the chef’s ENCOUNTERS, both far and near, bonds are created and come to fruition, blossoming into sensual and spiritual INSPIRATIONS.
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.
The tour will end on the beach of Aigues Mortes where you’ll be alone – 30 minutes’ drive from civilization
Your guide will have a bottle of Champagne to end this day and enjoy this unique experience
5pm- End of the tour