Gastronomy & Nature in Camargue

Camargue, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer or Arles

Four-Star Adventure in Camargue.     

A relaxing and invigorating country break for two, filled with Camargue gastronomy and traditions. For this two-day getaway break, you will be lodged at a charming four-star hotel set in wild countryside. You will enjoy sampling local produce, and encountering roaming bulls, pink flamingos, swans, wild ducks and Camargue horses. You will discover the stirring beauty of Camargue with a horse and carriage ride along the area’s beaches and lakes.

As the sun goes down over the water, the flocks of birds dancing in the skies herald an authentic and fun-filled Gipsy Evening, complete with a typical Camargue dinner.

This short break can be adapted to the requirements of reduced-mobility travellers on request.

Price from €530 pp Based on 2 people (up to 8 people)

Length 2 days / 1 night

Availability Fridays and Saturdays subject to prior booking (except July/August). Not available from mid-November to mid-December and mid-February to early March.

Day 1

Stage 1 - Welcome

Your chauffeur will collect you (from the airport, railway station, hotel or other) at the pre-scheduled time and drive you to Camargue.

Your hotel is set inside a nature reserveat the edge of the wetlands, plunging you directly into the beauty of Camargue’s wild countryside, overflowing with migratory and sedentary bird species, bulls and Camargue horses. You will even come across ducks at the door to your room…

Stage 2 – Camargue wine tasting

Stop-off at a Camargue vineyard near Arles and first gourmet experience with tasting of 3 wines, a winery tour and introduction to the specificities of Camargue wine led by your host. The tasting session is accompanied by bull beef terrine toasts, olives and saucisson from the Bouches-du-Rhône area.

Stage 3 – Horse & carriage ride

After your tasting session, you will set off for a 2-hour horse and carriage ride along the marshes and Mediterranean shores.

Stage 4 - Gipsy evening

Return to hotel and preparation for the Gipsy Evening, with a typical dinner concocted with local produce from Camargue and Provence.

Day 2

Stage 1 – Free time in morning

After your breakfast served in the hotel dining room or on the terrace facing the wetlands, you will enjoy a walk on the adjacent footpaths, leading across the ornithological park and through the marshes. Make the most of your stroll to take photos of Camargue’s many bird species. Early risers can enjoy observing the local fauna at dawn.

Return to the hotel before midday and check out.

Stage 2- Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer or Arles

Your chauffeur will collect you and your luggage before lunch for a self-guided tour of the Capitals of Camargue: Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer or Arles.

You will love exploring this superb area of Provence at your own pace, learning more about its deeply-anchored cultural traditions and admiring its winding lanes, arts & crafts, ancient churches, monuments and colourful frontages. You will appreciate the Roman and Hispanic influences widely found in this part of Provence.

Stage 3 - Last tasting session

Just before your chauffeur drops you off at the airport, or Marseille or Aix railway station, we invite you to enjoy a last gourmet tasting session with the area’s finest medal-winning and AOC olive oils, along with olive-based and local produceincluding marinaded olives, served inside an ancient oil mill.

 

 

the price includes

One night in premium category room at four-star hotel (low season)
One breakfast
Transfers to and from your hotel from Marseille airport, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille railway station (or Marseille port for pre or post-cruise stays)
On-site transfers as mentioned in the programme
Chauffeur (English-speaking if required and available for translation if required)
Times can be adapted to your arrival and departure times
2-hour horse & carriage ride
Tasting of 2-3 wines with local produce and winery tour at a vineyard in Camargue
Tasting of medal-winning olive oils at a local domain or oil mill
Gypsy evening on the Friday, including 3-course meal and show (drinks extra)

does not include

Drinks at Gypsy evening
Lunch on Saturday
Hotel Spa
Any services not included in the programme

contact

Belle Provence
Cours Jean Ballard
13001 Marseille
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 91 33 74 09

Belle Provence Minibus Deluxe is a private transport agency for tourists visiting Provence. We have been welcoming travellers from France and the world over for the last 16 years. Passionate about Provence, we are a human-scale firm that prides in offering our clients a personal and high-quality service. Customer satisfaction is our priority. Based in Marseille, we offer one or several-day bespoke transport services. We concoct delightful and authentic programmes throughout Provence and beyond on request.
We only offer our clients activities we truly love.

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