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Camargue Nature Park

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“wild horses”(33 reviews)
“black bulls”(29 reviews)
“pink flamingos”(24 reviews)
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13200, Arles, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At one location we left the door of our automobile open, and even though it was mid-November the car filled with hundreds of hungry mosquitoes. We tried killing them but there were too many, so we opened the rear hatchback, turned the blower on high...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CountVernon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to photograph wildlife, so to find this location near where we were staying was a bonus. There were a number of lakes with access all around. There were opportunities to get quite close to Flamingoes and lots of other Wetland birds and animals....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit like a zoo but then only with flamingos and other birds. However, the birds can leave the property if they wish but they are provided with food so no need for going too far. You can get really close and enjoy the flamingos....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marno S
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Small group of six took a Jeep ride out to the Carmague, with an excellent local guide. We were able to stand up in the Jeep to truly appreciate the smells, sounds and sights of the area. We saw Merino sheep, local Carmague foals and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Make a point of visiting the bird sanctuary in Arles. A short walk into this park and you’ll be greeted by egrets, herons, beavers, ducks and PINK FlAMINCOES. The have a section for rescue birds as well and it was there that I saw my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

If you have an extra half day and a car, it’s worth seeing but not something I would plan a trip around. The wild horses, bulls and flamingos make the trip. The scenery was less appealing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank garywN7738TF
Reviewed October 18, 2018

What can we add to the stupendous reviews of this magnificent park? We’ve itemised a few specific things we did and places we visited in other reviews here but do try to get off the beaten track. If there’s a narrow road, take it. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Foodange
Reviewed October 16, 2018

we saw the famous white horses, the famous bulls used for the bullrings ( : ( ) and the flamingoes. Drive on the back water roads to see the three attractions and avoid the many farms and stables. We much preferred seeing the animals in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It was absolutely fascinating and very beautiful. The horses were all very well looked after and seemed happy and contented. Fascinating to hear about the French fighting bulls - they have a wonderful and happy retirement together with the other fighting bulls and are looked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank puppy662015
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We drove through the Camargue National Park from Arles to Montpellier. We saw the white horses, pink flamingos, and some bulls. If you have the time to make it a day trip I'm sure you'd see more, but we were satisfied with a quick transit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Patricia W
November 13, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry to answer late but only just picked this up. We rented a car and made our way independently on our own. We took the back roads and saw several horses, Bulls and a few flamingoes. The only cost was car hire and... More
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RaduZaciu
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
hi, we didn't use a guide. we drove around the Camargue on our own using sat nav. You don't really need to use a guide. hope this helps.
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Camargue without a car? (3 Replies)
Is it possible to walk into the Camargue nature preserve area from Stes. Maries de la Mer, or does one need a bicycle or car? Do most of the hotels in Stes. Maires de la Mer rent bicycles or are there places around town that rent bikes for the day? For some reason our guide book is not very clear on the logistics of getting to and from this area, or getting around once there.....
May 04, 2012|
Response fromRuadhCamel|
Diz, Thank you for the information. I am up to riding a bicycle around all day, but do not think I could do even a half day on a horse. I did have a look at the bus schedule from Arles. Really it would be nicer to stay in Ste. Maries de la Mer so as to avoid having to rush back out of the marshes to catch the return bus back to Arles. Cheers, RuadhCamel