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Musee de la Camargue

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Address: rte des Saintes Maries de la Mer | Mas du Pont de Rousty, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 97 10 82
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An Excellent Introduction to the Camargue

As we were driving to the Camargue from Arles, we noticed a sign for the Musee de la Camargue and said "why not?" What we found was an excellent small museum with well done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

As we were driving to the Camargue from Arles, we noticed a sign for the Musee de la Camargue and said "why not?" What we found was an excellent small museum with well done exhibits that gave an introduction to the history and culture of the delta of the Rhone River. Enough to be extremely interesting, but not overwhelming (and... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Unmatchable as the Camargue landscape is, so is this museum - an ancient sheep pen - housing the history and objects from the 19th c. to the present day. Outside reigns an overpowering landscape and inside four wide exhibition rooms lead the visitors through the changes in the hostile landscape, human adaptation to it, nature protection policies, feelings of belonging... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

An excellent introduction to the history and culture of life in the Camargue (the Rhone river delta area) before you carry on down the main road to explore it further. The Camargue is like a sub-region of Provence with its own identity and cultural traditions. The museum covers geology, agriculture, history, the people, music, film, animals and other aspects. No... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We bravely aimed our car south toward the Camargue Wild Life Refuge which borders on the Mediterranean Sea in far south France. After a multitude of roundabouts, we were in the wild and began to see the animals promised in our guide book. First we saw white wild horses and then bulls in the swampy fields on the side of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We arrived at lunch time and the museum was closed, so we waited for 1PM and it opened right on time. We paid the admission (about 5 euros) and wandered through the exhibits which showed the early history of the development of this region. It looked very much like the USA's wild west with cowboys and a rough looking existence.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a small museum but full of the spirit of the Camargue and conveys a real sense of the area. Would not have missed it. There are short walks from there, and plenty of birdsong.

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I recommend the walk over the museum. Not too much to see in it but does provide some history of the area. On the walk, you can see the white horses and bulls if they are cooperating. Also walks you out into the swamp area on a boardwalk and they have also built a bird blind so you can watch/photograph... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We didn't expect much from this little museum when we first went in, but it depicts life for people in the Camarge

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We arrived at 12:30 as the museum was closing for lunch. No mind - we decided to do the self-guided nature trail despite the blazing sun in June - "Mad dogs and (honorary) Englishmen go out in the midday sun" - we saw only one other couple. It was about a 1-1/2 hour stroll on berms through rice fields, along... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were driving through the camargue enjoying the scenery when we saw a sign for this museum. It is quite modest but very informative. We learned a lot about the social history and culture of the area. Many of the exhibits deal with the agriculture and other industry in the area. We learned about the cattle, horses and the cowboy... More 

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