Explore the Camargue

The Camargue, wild land

Hotel Camille is a superb pied-à-terre from which to explore the Camargueand all its wonders. 

The Camargue will never cease to surprise you with its resplendent nature, its festive atmosphere, its gourmet culinary specialties and its activities for all ages.

The diversity of the Camargue landscapes will offer you new horizons on each of your outings: salt marshes, ponds as far as the eye can see, wild horses, flocks of pink flamingos, green forests, fine sandy beaches and many others. 

To start organizing your expeditions in the heart of the Camargue, visit the website of the Camargue Regional Natural Park.

Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, capital of the Camargue

The village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is one of the must-see places in the Camargue. By stopping at the Hôtel Camille, the different beauties of the town are available to you: Church of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Statue of Sainte Sara, historic center, gardian's huts, … 

Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is bordered by the Rhône delta, the marshesand the Mediterranean, offering delightful landscapes in all seasons.

During your visit, you may attend one of the many events in the town: Camarkas, the Gypsy Festival, … 

A little tip: the “La Digue à la Mer” walk, one of the most beautiful walks in the region!

The Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Want to be closer to nature ? Want to photograph bird species in their natural habitat? Looking for a unique experience? Discover the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park.

With its more than 60 hectares devoted to birdsand nature, you can't help but feel cut off from the world. 

During your walk at Pont de Gau, you will have the chance to observe: pink flamingo, whiskered flamingo, glossy ibis, white stork, crab-eating heron, kingfisher and many others. 

The herds, typical Camargue experiences

For an experience just as unique, typicaland picturesque, go to a manade, in particular at the Manade des Baumelles. A dive into the heart of the authentic Camargue awaits you.

You can participate in bull sorting, accompanied by a herdsman, or quite simply, enjoy a meal composed exclusively of Camargue specialties

Museums, history of Camargue

To know everything about the Camargue, to learn more about its history and its preservation, we invite you to visit the Camargue museums

Start with the Camargue Museum in Arles, which illustrates the link between nature and man in the Camargue, continue with the Maison du Riz, which will introduce you to Camargue rice growing, continue with the Museum of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which will teach you more about the history of the town, and finish with the Maison du Camargue Horse

Aigues-Mortes, salt marshes as far as the eye can see

Thirty kilometers separate you from Aigues-Mortes. Visit the town and discover its ramparts and its imposing towers. We also advise you to pass by the Constance Tower, the Place Saint-Louis, the Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church, … 

But the real must-see in Aigues-Mortes is a visit to its salt marshes. You will be captivated by the pink color of the ponds and the iodized smell that escapes from them.

Mediterranean beaches, feet in the water

Our charming hotel in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is located on the seafront. Crossing the road, in front of our establishment, you will be on a fine sand beach, where you will enjoy swimming, tanning and make sandcastles as a family. On other beaches in the town, you can practice water activities such as paddle boarding or boating. 

We also advise you to take a trip to the seaside resorts: Grau-du-Roi and Port Camargue

Arles, largest city in France

The largest city in France by area is located a few kilometers from our seafront hotel in Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

By visiting Arles, you will be transported to the past with the numerous remains of the Roman era. During your stay in Arles, visit the Montmajour Abbey, the Cloître Saint-Trophime, the Alyscamps, the Thermes de Constantine, the Cryptoportics of the Forum, the Ancient Theater and the Roman Amphitheater

Nîmes, a dive into the history of the region

In less than an hour's drive, you will be in the heart of Nîmes, also renowned for its remains from the Roman era and for its softness to live. We advise you to visit the Arenas of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée, the Musée de la Romanité, the Clock Tower, the Bois des Espeisses, the Castellum Aquae and the Halles de Nîmes.

A little further, don't miss the Pont-du-Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct, with exceptional preservation!

The Hôtel la Palunette, another address in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

We suggest another address for your stays in the Camargue, l'Hôtel aux Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer , the Hotel La Palunette!  

This 3-star hotel offers you a multitude of little touches: tasty breakfast, gourmet basket, swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage sessions, 12 comfortable rooms, terminal charging for electric cars, and many others.

Live a 100% Camargue experience with the Hotel La Palunette!