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Hostellerie du Pont de Gau

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Route d Arles | Quartier Pont de Gau, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
+33 4 90 97 81 53
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington, D.C.
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268 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate at the Pont de Gau twice during our stay in the Camargue. It was one of our favorite places during our 34 day trip to France. It is a very friendly and welcoming place. The restaurant's staff are excellent. The 29 euro menu offered excellent value. I had a rabbit terrine, sauteed seabream and--for dessert--crepes terrine with grand... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just left the Hostellerie du Pont de Gau where we had lunch and were helped by the gracious owner Gerard Ferri and his wife Giselle. We accidentally put gas in the Diesel engine so had to get towed from Saints Marie de la Mer to Arles where we are sitting at a garage. The lunch was okay... when I... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Eat but dont stay!!! Friendly welcome, but bathplug jammed and couldnt stop water flowing out. Unsuccessfully attacked with a knife by member of staff. Shower didnt work. Bags quickly taken to another room where once water turned on in bath, couldnt turn off. Patron fixed. Lights went out just left with a standard lamp, bathroom pitch dark in night. Decor... More 

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Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

On your way to "Les Saintes Maries de la Mer", a nice place to take a break. Kind o a family managed business, quiet and peaceful. A surprising menu and the dining room that goes with it ! The four course diner was excellent with the paired wines. First class attention by the waitresses. An important note for the pet... More 

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Thezan des Corbieres
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The restaurant is a bit dull and agree with previous reviewers that the ambiance is a bit lacking. We found the waitresses very good and one was quite good fun too. The food was excellent and unlike the previous reviewer did not see how it could have been frozen or shrink wrapped! The Hostellerie is a good option for those... More 

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La Grande-Motte, France
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This restaurant has zero atmosphere. The welcome was warm and the waitresses very nice but the service unprofessional - the main course was served so quickly after the aperitif that they whipped my olives away that I was enjoying! The dishes were served in quick succession hence probably frozen/shrink-wrapped and pre-prepared (it certainly looked and tasted like it). My bull... More 

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Bassoues, France
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156 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have just returned from a photography trip to the Camargue. The Hostellerie du Pont de Gau was our group's hotel although we stayed in a gite near by. We ate at the Hostellerie twice. The staff were kindness itself but the quality of the food did not reflect the cost , we felt that we paid well over the... More 

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Vaucluse France
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is not our first visit to this modest but very friendly place situated, conveniently, next to the ornithological park. The welcome, as always was friendly and the menu at €23.00 represented good value for money with 4 courses. Naturally faux filets de toreau (steaks from the local bulls) were sampled by most and it was deemed to be perfectly... More 

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Carmarthen, Wales
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The restaurant is next to the entrance to the Parc Ornithologique in the Camargue. It's unpretentious looking but inside one is treated royally. Even though we eat very lightly at lunchtime (especially if we have a large bird sanctuary to walk round afterwards) the welcome was gracious and they included a very tasty amuse bouche. Each of us had a... More 

Thank antony_griew
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Typically french decor, very friendly and helpful staff. I gave the 5 stars to the restaurant but sadly the hotel advertised as 2 stars in France is extremely basic and in need of serious redecoration. A one star in England. The bathrooms have not been upgraded since the 60's. Again cleaning staff were excellent and friendly. This hotel is next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $31
Mediterranean, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route d Arles | Quartier Pont de Gau, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 97 81 53

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?