Holidays in Camargue
To discover the Camargue, choose one of the three departments that make up the region. You can choose between a campsite in the Hérault, a campsite in the Bouches du Rhône and a campsite in the Gard to spend your holidays in this magnificent region of southern France.
Is the choice difficult? No problem, our campsite Bon Port is strategically located in the famous “little” Camargue, from where you can easily visit the major tourist attractions of all these departments!
Visit the Camargue
To the east of Lunel, discover Aigues-Mortes and walk around the city of Saint Louis and its ramparts. Discover unique medieval fortifications and splendid views of the town, the pond, the saltworks and the vineyards.
Further west, stop in the capital of the Camargue: Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Small village nestled in the Camargue between the Rhône and the Mediterranean. A land of hospitality, pilgrimage and tradition. The village of Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer offers a complete change of scenery with its whitewashed houses and its many restaurants where you can taste the specialities of the region. For those who want a general view of Les Saintes, go to top of the church Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer (about 50 steps to climb). The view of the village, the sea and the arena is sublime.
Taste the salt of the Camargue
We know the Camargue bull, its bird sanctuary and its pink flamingos. But it is also here that the Master Salt Makers of the Camargue use their expertise to produce sea salt and especially Fleur de Sel de Camargue ancestral know-how. At the foot of the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes, the mountains of sea salt (camelles) bear witness to an agricultural activity that respects the environment and the Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Attend a Camargue Ferrade
The Ferrade Camarguaise, a tradition that has become a real spectacle over the years, consists, as its name suggests, of branding an anouble (yearling calf) after having put it away from the herd by chasing it at full gallop. This marking has been done by all bull owners since the dawn of time. The participants on horseback are called Gardians. The manoeuvre usually requires reinforcements to chase the anouble, and so there are often 4 Gardians. One of them must then strike the anouble on the hip with a trident to bring it down. Once subdued by the guests, it will be escorted and then marked both on the left thigh where the mark of its owner will be found and on the flank where its number will be indicated.
Enjoy the beaches and the Mediterranean Sea
Located in the Gard department, the seaside resort of Le Grau du Roi is an old Camargue fishing village. The Espiguette beach offers the wildest setting and you can even find almost deserted areas with distances of almost 100 metres between two towels.
The beaches of La Grande Motte are only a few minutes away by car and offer a different profile, 7 km of fine sandy beach with many dune areas and green spaces. Its beaches are suitable for families with children as they are wide and of very gradual depth. In particular the beaches of Petit and Grand Travers.
To the west, Palavas-les-Flots is the oldest seaside resort near Montpellier. It has a pretty fishing port and picturesque old quarters.
Between the towns of Palavas les Flots and Frontignan, Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone also has its own large wild beach on the edge of various ponds, a wide stretch of fine sand which also includes some dunes over a length of 8 km. A magical setting for your walks which will remind you of the most beautiful landscapes of the Camargue and in particular those of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer. It is without doubt one of the wildest beaches in Languedoc-Roussillon.
The seaside resort of Frontignan offers a landscape between sea, ponds and garrigues. On either side of its marina, beautiful sandy and pebble beaches are available over 7 km. Between the beaches near the town centre and the wild beaches to the east of Frontignan, you can take full advantage of Frontignan’s preserved environment. The Aresquiers beach is the most preserved.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the sun, the beaches and the Mediterranean Sea during your Camargue holiday at campsite Bon Port ****! Nearby you can also visit the historic cities of Nîmes and Arles en Provence, or Port Camargue and Port Saint Louis.
For more information, please visit the guide to tourism in the Camargue and all the information on the Camargue Regional Nature Park !