The Camargue Regional Park is one of the many Unesco world heritage sites in Provence, covering a huge area (about 350,000 acres) of wetlands, pastures and salt flats formed by the delta of the Rhône river.

The region has a unique ecological balance and is home to many pink flamingoes. In the grassy pastures you will find sheep and small white horses grazing, these are ridden in the area by “gardians” a traditional part of the local community.

Aigues Mortes

This is a splendid walled town on the edge of salt marshes in the Camargue. You can make a complete circular walk of over 1.5km around the town walls (open 9.30am to 7pm).

We recommend that you allow at least 1 hour for the walk, after which you should not miss the chance to browse in the tourist shops in the narrow streets of the old town. Also you should plan to have a snack or a meal in one of the many restaurants in the Place St-Louis  – this is not haut cuisine but the environment is outstanding and the chances are that one of the local entertainers will pass by while you are eating.

For a lovely day out you can start at the nearby beach at Le Grau-du-Roi, then mid afternoon move to Aigues-Mortes for a tour of the town walls and some shopping, finishing off the day with an evening in one of the many street cafés.

Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Provence: