If you love the sea

try the beaches of Le Grau du Roi and Les Saintes Maries de la mer

Explore our beautiful region with its natural wild open spaces.  The Mediterranean is the principal coastal holiday destination in France.

Between the two regions, Languedoc Roussillon and the Cote d’Azur, you will find a variety of beaches:  vast stretches of white sand as far as the eye can see, little sandy or rocky creeks, or pebbles.

In Languedoc Roussillon the beaches are mainly long and sandy at the resorts created in the 1960s.

At less than half an hour’s drive from the CAMPING LE MAS DE MOURGUES along picturesque roads you will reach the  beautiful CAMARGUE beaches of Le Grau du Roi, in the department of Le Gard, or of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the department of Les Bouches du Rhone.  They are about equidistant from the campsite.

 Extending over two Mediterranean regions the Camargue consists of an area of natural beauty conserved and undeveloped.  It is here that we find the wildest of mediterranean beaches.

With four distinct zones, the Camargue presents a different landscape depending on your starting point.    It falls within the departments of Les Bouches du Rhone and Le Gard.

The western area between Le Grau du Roi, Port Camargue  and Les Saintes Maries de la Mer is the tourist area, very busy in summer.  The beaches are easily accessible and ideal for families.  If you seek space and solitude head for the beach at l’Espiguette, in our view the first of the true Camargue beaches.

Les Saintes Maries de la Mer is emblematic of the Camargue, with its low, whitewashed  houses, its horses, bulls and rice fields. The town is popular with tourists but its coastline, bordering on the Golfe de Beauduc, is really quite exceptional.

Further on we come to the district of Arles, where we find the wildest and most beautiful of the Camargue beaches near the small town of Les Salins de Giraud.  Here the the flat, marshy  land of fresh and salt water lakes gradually  gives way to vast beaches that seem to stretch to eternity.

Across the Rhone, the last of the camargue beaches is at Port St Louis, , whose « plage Napoleon », like the others, is several miles long.

Further East,towards the Cote d’Azur  the coast becomes rocky and jagged, contrasting vividly with the long open stretches of the Camargue.

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