Camargue Nature Park, ArlesCurrently Open [Closes at 12:30 pm]
- Address: Mas du pont de Rousty, 13200 Arles, France
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-490971040
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Park, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Nature, Unesco Site
About Camargue Nature Park, Arles
Situated along the shorelines of Camargue, the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue is one of the most protected areas covering 820 sq.kms. Designated in 1970, it is located on the Mediterranean, in the Rhone delta, mainly between the two branches of the river and stretches over Arles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône and the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Green, beautiful and a home to over 120 species of birds, the Nature Park is a good starting point for reconnecting with nature.
The scenic beauty of Carmague Nature Park is unsurpassed and the exquisite shoreline is bound to take your breath away. The viewing stands at the park let you catch glimpses of the most beautiful birds with lovely flamingos being the most common. You will find the following at the nature park
- A ranch where friendly Gardians, pretty much like cowboys, will tell you all about the Carmague cattle and show you their prized bulls along with a manade of Carmague horses.
- A roadside museum is situated at the old barnhouse Rousty Bridge of Carmague which gives a background the flora and fauna in a very fun and interactive way. The museum stresses upon exhibiting the relationship of man with nature specific to the delta.
- A territorial observatory with an aim to monitor the ecological, economic and social evolution of the territory in time.
The Camargue National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Camargue Nature Park Ticket Prices
- The museum has an entry ticket of €5.
- Free entry for children in the museum.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Camargue Nature Park
47.78% of people who visit Arles include Camargue Nature Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
92.27% of people start their Camargue Nature Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Camargue Nature Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Camargue Nature Park
Camargue Nature Park, Arles Reviews
I love this place because of the tranquility. There are man-made and maintained walkways and paths but it is still pretty natural. If you get a chance go on one of the guided visits to the authentic Camargue which is a part of the reserve that the public don't normally see. I'm no bird watcher but i still enjoy the peace and natural surroundings.
Beauty and peace dwells there all around. Go there off season and you will experience the best nature encounter. I'm talking hundreds of flamingos and bore prints in the mud. Additional bonus : there are no mosquitoes which usually devour you there in the summer ;) If you want to make your stroll 100% pleasant, make sure you put some layers on you as the wind might be quite rough.
Lovely Camargue! Only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that there are not that many walks and/or they are not easy to find/advertised. There are boat trips and safaris and one can borrow bikes easily..but with a dog that is not always suitable. Having said that, it's generally a very dog-friendly place!
Quiet scenic calm. 85,000 hectares. Located at the mouth of the River Rhone between its two arms, the Camargue is an area of vast, wild and flat expanses unique in Europe. Ricefields, salt marshes, lakes, reed marshes with pink flamingos, and glasswort-covered moors where white horses gallop and where herds of the Camargue bulls graze.
So much to see and do, horses, flamingos, salt beds, interesting small bars and restaurants then the golden beaches. Even in winter a place of wonder.