THE HORSES OF THE CAMARGUE

The Camargue horse is a small animal bred in France exclusively in the Rhone Delta, more particularly in the marshy lands of the Camargue.   A sturdy creature of many good qualities it is frequently ridden by the gardians, cowboy-like horsemen whose job it is to manage and control herds of bulls.  The Camargue horse is and will certainly remain for the foreseeable future an important element of Provencal tradition.

Holiday activities with horses

Rambling…..

yes but on the back of your favorite animal !

Get away from the crowd and explore with friends or family the magnificent Camargue landscapes among the marshes, the reed beds and the sea

Useful addresses:

LOU MISTRAU:  horse rides or ponies for the little ones, outings of 1 hour or the whole day,

route d’AIGUES MORTES RD 38, 13460 les SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER.  http://lou-mistrau.fr/

Information  on 00336.72.68.73.41

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LA CABANE DU DALADEL:

Horse riding on private land, explore the richness of local plant and animal life , between LES SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER and AIGUES MORTES,  RD58, 30220 AIGUES-MORTES

http://www.chevaux-listel.camargue.fr/

Information 00334.66.73.52.08

LES CALECHES DE LA CLAPIERE : 30740 LE CAILAR (GARD)

You can go for an outing of 2 hours 30 or the whole day in the Camargue Gardoise, classified «reserve de biosphere» by UNESCO as well as « ZPS Natura 2000 » and « Grand Site de France ».  Visit bull breeders, marshes, bulls, taste local produce and wine, a real voyage of discovery.

  • Information : 00336.85.78.47.12

 

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In a horse drawn wagon:

At the slow pace of the horses’ step a wagon ride is an original way to explore the camargue countryside.

 

A little piece of Paradise, the pastures of LE CAILAR a few kms from the CAMPING LE MAS DE MOURGUES are also an ideal spot for the cultivation of rice and the breeding of the bulls and horses of the Camargue.  This haven of greenery shelters the nesting places of numerous species of European birds  …to visit at a gentle trot !

Useful addresses:

LES CALECHES DE CAMARGUE : 30740 LE CAILAR (GARD)

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