Musée de Rousty is a farmhouse (mas) built of thick masonry to keep the inside cool in summer. The sheep-pen has been converted into the Musée Camarguais. There is a also a discovery trail through the countryside surrounding the mas.

Nearby and also worth visiting is Le Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau located 4km north of Ste Marie-de-la-Mer on the D570. Tel: 04 90 97 82 62 for opening hours.

This is a great place for bird lovers but is also designed with the children in mind providing various nature trails, hides and descriptive plaques explaining the wildlife. The only problem that we encountered when we went was the midges, even so this Parc was very good.

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