The Camargue
The Camargue
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,544 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
So if you don't have your own rental vehicle, find a tour that can move you around the area. During nice weather the marshland is chuck full of flamingos and herons. Horses prevail on the ranch lands and also some bulls. Sainte Marie de la Mer is a close by small seaport and beach area with tourist activities, restaurants, and hotels. Van Gogh painted some here.
Written 20 September 2023
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MItravelwriter
Detroit, MI23 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. You can see many different species including, spoonbills, storks, gulls, stilts and flamingos. France has flamingos!
Written 16 June 2023
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Kevin R
Denver, Colorado, United States22 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Amazing way to get "back to nature," especially after a few days in the hustle and bustle of Paris. You will need a rental car, but you can get on to some back roads that will take you past flamingos, wild horses, and long hikes near the sea. Don't miss the museum.
Written 22 May 2023
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Fiona L
Shrewsbury, UK101 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Amazing to see wild flamingos, fairly close up, and several other interesting birds too. We went to the Point du Gau Ornithological Parque to get a general impression of the Camargue wildlife. There is a shorter and a longer walk around with lots of flamingo spotting opportunity. Don't forget to bring plenty of insect repellent and binoculars (or you can hire very good binoculars there). There is a little café/bar at the start/finish for the thirsty/caffeine -deficient
Written 25 September 2022
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Linda E
Parrish, FL1 contribution
Apr 2019
My longtime friend invited me to visit her in Lyon, with a side trip to the Provence and the Camargue. It was an amazing trip. We stayed at her sea Flat in Port Camargue. From there we visited Aigues-Mortes. It is a medieval walled city, with working gates. The crusaders under the lead of St Louis, the French King Louis XI, started their crusades from there. The city is surrounded by salt flats, where the locals still get salt.

The Camargue is worth a trip for history buffs, nature lovers, and beach goers. The cuisine is very palatable with many dishes from the region.
Written 28 February 2020
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Bruce T
Cocoa, FL232 contributions
Nov 2019
Seeing the Camargue had been on our bucket list for several years, the lure of the beauty of the marshes and the wildlife had always called to us. We finally visited in our rental car on a drizzly cold November day, not the best time to do this region but this is when we usually travel. Due to limited time we hadn't booked a private tour, which probably was a mistake.

When you see photos advertising a Camargue adventure you are treated to stunning action shots of white horses running through the surf, of black bulls standing in a threatening profile, of flocks of flamingos feeding in the shallow salt marshes, and the Guardians (Camarguese cowboys) in their chaps and quaint hats herding livestock toward the cameraman. I’d like to tell you that it is this way in real life. TripAdvisor reviewers had explained what you would actually see, so I was prepared for a more mundane experience. This hype is not unusual. Take a look at reality vs what people expect: WE saw many white horses, but they were all carefully corralled and snoozing under umbrella pine trees. There was nary a black bull to be seen, nor Guardians on horseback, but we did see several flamingos feeding in the salt flats.

Along the way we came upon the walled Medieval town of Aigues Mortes which looks as though it were plopped in the middle of nowhere. Because of the lack of parking spaces we only observed from a distance. I’m not interested in tacky tourist shops selling t-shirts and flamingo snow globes anyway, but I am happy to have seen it. I think it looks better from a distance, anyway

November is definitely not the season to see the Camargue. And driving through it on your own is very limiting. The wildlife we saw was mostly at a distance, and the large pristine views of the salt marshes that you see in commercial ads cannot be found from the pavement. If we ever have the opportunity to visit the Camargue again, it will be during warmer weather and on tours that take you deep into the marshes to see the sites up close and personal. Unfortunately, that is also when France is at its most crowded, so we will have to deal with that, alas.

While I gave the Camargue an Average rating of 3 stars, that reflects the time of year and weather conditions and touring the region on our own. I hope that a return visit during better conditions and hiring a guide will result in the Camargue I have always dreamed of!
Written 7 December 2019
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Robert Young
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom55 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was our second visit to th Camargue, plus surrounding areas. What a fantastic experience, wild life landscapes and a bull run.
Written 6 November 2019
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bentiger7
Richmond, VA15 contributions
Oct 2019
The Camargue Flamingos were one of the highlights of your recent trip to France. I did not expect to see Flamingos in France. The cost was very small, roughly 10 Euros per person, we saw hundreds of flamingos. Do not miss this.
Written 10 October 2019
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KimBocaRaton_Florida
Boca Raton, Florida131 contributions
Aug 2019
The ornithological park in the Camargue is a must-do for those interested in bird life. Despite extreme heat in August, we spent hours in this park, wandering its paths and admiring hundreds of flamingoes and other water birds. There were other areas we didn't visit, such as the salt flats, and I'd like to return. I'd like to go back in a cooler season and explore more extensively.
Written 3 October 2019
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joopb
Leidschendam, The Netherlands795 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Such a beautiful province to visit. Its a bit isolated but for me that makes it perfect. Not that much tourists like me. The area is of a profound beauty, it has lots of interesting sites an villages to visit and yes we went by boat with our campervan. We crossed the Rhone.
Written 20 September 2019
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