Camargue Nature Park, Arles
Camargue Nature Park, Arles - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Mas du pont de Rousty, 13200 Arles, France
Ticket Price: 6 EUR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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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.
Very tranquil place to spot bulls, white horses and pink flamingos (from a distance). However take care not to leave any bags or valuables on show in your car in the parking area for the flamingos because when we were there the car next to ours was broken into and bags stolen. It is quite an easy thing for the thieves to do because there is a ten minute walk from the parking space to get reasonably close to view the flamingos and this is when they take their chance.
Such a diverse beautiful area. Would have loved to have spent a week here. Wildlife and birdlife exceptional. Take a horse ride for sure.