With Aigues-Mortes by a local guide
Labeled Regional Natural Park, the Camargue host an extreme diversity of vegetation and wildlife.
It is the land of pink flamingoes, horses and bulls, but also a land of traditions and religious heritage.
The Camargue is a multi-faces entity.
It has a far west side mixed with a twist of Andalusia, with the Guardians, our local cowboys riding the typical "camarguais" horse.
It has holy side with Sainte-Marie and the history of Mary Magdalene, the Patron Saint of Provence.
It has an historic side with the salt marshes that supplied many kingdoms through the centuries.
It has a traditional side, with a local architecture and of course a local gastronomy of course. A lunch with a "Daube de taureau" (bull's stew) is almost mandatory.
Optional lunch in a manade (local ranch) + safari
Then you will walk inside history with Aigues-Mortes.
Built in the XIII century, the walls of Aigues-Mortes saw the departure of Saint-Louis, of the Templars and thousands of crusaders for Jerusalem and the Holy land.
Let's adapt a program based on your wishes.
We will see the Camargue regional park with several picture stops.
Enjoy the visit of a Manade (local ranch) to see the famous white horses and the black bull. It can be done with a little train, by horse, with a towed cart (my favorite) or by 4x4.
For the lunch we can of course eat local:
A traditional camarguais lunch in a manade (if you choose this option you will eat bull NOT beef !) is the one I recommend but many options are possible.
You will also discover the incredible medieval city of Aigues Mortes, and for the wine lovers we can include a tasting of the famous local product : the sand wine !
Another possibility is to include Sainte-Marie-de-la-mer, the city of gypsies and the port where Sainte Marie-Magdelene arrived in Provence.
This tour can be adapted to families, to wildlife lovers, to history buff, to first time visitors. . . just send me a message to discuss the possibilities.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or your residence in Aix
End location: At your hotel, your residence in Aix or any place of your choice
Duration: 8 hours
Modern (2017 model) air conditioned 8 seater minivan
3 rows air conditioned
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - For a local lunch and some souvenirs
I'm National Licensed Tour Guide & Lecturer, I can guide in any historic monument, museum, or any other site with no restrictions at all.