Camargue – the delta of the Rhone-river (8h) _ nr.1

TASTE THE SOUTH – THE SALT ROUTE
BLACK BULLS & WHITE HORSES

The eco-system of the Camargue is outstandingly rich and diverse. Fresh water, brine, a wide variety of soils and landforms, and the climate, constantly interact creating a one of a kind natural environment. It’s a magical spot for bird-watching, you will also see bulls and horses wandering freely over the salty grassland called “filouses”.
Relax, breath deeply and let your senses take in all the wilderness has to offer.

 

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Payment type
  • Credit card (100% on-line booking with immediate blocking of the date)
  • Bank transfer + Cash (booking by email with blocking of the date upon receipt of the transfer of 30% of the tour amount)
Spoken languages
English / French / German
Accompanying
at least one adult
The price includes

Departure from Uzès (or 10 km around):

From Uzès, it takes some time to drive to the wildest part of the Camargue, especially on our “slow tourism” tour!

If you are interested in the local bull fighting traditions (the bulls are neither hurt nor killed, unlike the Spanish tradition). It is a typical farm where bulls and the white Camargue horses are bred.

Meet the “gardians”, our French cowboys. We make a stop at a “manade”, taste local specialties and visit the estate aboard a horse-driven carriage, up to the fields where the bulls graze.

Then we make our way to the wetlands called “Scamandre” to explore wildlife and vegetation. You will need a good pair of shoes, binoculars and a camera; we will take our time to watch the animals.

The tour includes a stop in Aigues-Mortes, a fortified town with abounding history. On our way back to Uzès, we stop at the “tour Carbonnière” and a charming little village.

The price does not include
Possible paying services :

  •  the manade (on estimate)
  • The Salins du Midi (10€/pers.)
  • The Tour de Constance (8,50€/pers.)
  • The Scamandre center is free.

 

You have two choies of meal:

  •  a picnic lunch with local specialities and drinks at 15€ per person
  • a table in a restaurant between 20 and 30€ per person, plus the guide-driver’s meal (at 20€).

 

Please let me know your preference when booking your tour.

Any additional hour is charged at 40€

Equipment required

Good shoes, binoculars and a camera, we will take some time to observe the animals.

Think about appropriate clothing (sun hat, windbreaker, sunglasses) and mosquito and other insect repellents and sun protection (also in winter)!

 

Difficulty

middle

My tours are linked to the cycle of the seasons and the meetings with the producers and craftsmen are according to the availability of my partners.

Accessibility

My tours are accessible to all: children, adults, seniors and people with handicapes*.

I don’t have seat belts in the back of my cars (vintage cars) so if you need a seat belt attachment or other hardware, it will be difficult. Let me know what you need.

*Please use my contact form to send me your needs and expectations. The wheelchair equipment does not fit in a 2CV, but the alternative is possible – with the Estafette (minivan).