- Ride through the salt marshes in Aigues-Mortes
- Stroll in the charming village of Saintes-Maries de la Mer
- Discover the well-preserved Roman monuments in Arles
Immerse yourself in the Camargue heritage during this full-day minibus tour. You'll discover the salt marshes in Aigues-Mortes, the villages of Saintes-Maries de la Mer village and Arles.
Departing from Avignon, you'll head to Aigues-Mortes, a fascinating medieval city considered as the purest example of 13th-century military architecture. At the exit of the city stretch 10,000 hectars of salt marshes. Riding through the salt marshes (by train), your guide will explain you how salt is harvested and why the seawater is pink.
Free time for lunch (not included) in Aigues-Mortes.
On the way to Saintes-Maries de la Mer, you'll cross over the Petit Rhône river by using the Bac du Sauvage ferry (cable ferry).
You'll have free time to visit Les Saintes-Maries de la Mer. The city is famous for its massive fortified church sheltering the reliquary containing the relics of St Sara. From centuries, the city has been object of a cult attracting pilgrims from afar.
If you wish so, you can climb up to the paved watchpath (with extra-charge) that encircles the church roof. From up there, you'll get a great view on the sea and the Camargue plain. You can also spend relaxing time on the beach.
You'll then hit the road of Grande Camargue area to reach Arles. The lanscapes are breathtaking, the vast and flat marshy land is populated by an exceptional fauna: egrets, grey herons, swans and majestuous pink flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. Your guide will stop here and there for you to picture them in their natural environment.
Once arrived in Arles, you'll have free time to stroll in the village and visit the Roman Amphitheater (entrance not included) also called 'Arenes'. Every year, bullfights and Course Camarguaise take place here.
- Transportation in 8-seater A/C minibus. English-speaking professional driver/guide
- Train ride at the salt marshes; Aigues-Mortes
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Personal expenses. Gratuities (optional).
- Infant (0-3): free.
- Children (4-11): reduced
Office du Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon
Meet us 10 minutes before departure time of the tour indicated at the Office du Tourisme d'Avignon.
- Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day
- Cancellation fees: Less than 2 days before departure: 20% of tour price | Less than 1 day before departure: 40% of tour price | The same day: 100% of tour price
- From 1 April 2018 to 31 October 2018
Departure at 9.00am | Return at 6.00pm
No tours on 1st May 2018, 25th December 2018, 1st January 2019
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