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The Maris du Vigueirat


In an authentic setting in the heart of the Regional Natural Park, far from the beaten track and main roads, discover the exceptional flora and fauna on horseback or on foot.
The Marais du Vigueirat benefits from numerous classification and protection measures, both nationally and internationally.
A protected natural site of 1,200 hectares at the junction of two remarkable ecosystems, the Rhône delta and the Crau plain, the Marais du Vigueirat is one of the most remarkable sites of the Coastal Conservatory in Camargue.

Here we find a great diversity of flora with a mosaic of natural wetlands.
There are more than 2,000 animal and plant species: more than 300 species of birds have been observed, including all the species of herons of Europe, along with up to 35,000 ducks in winter. Five breeding herds of  Camargue bulls  and Carmargue horses graze year-round on the estate.

The natural heritage of the Marais du Vigueirat is recognized nationally and internationally, benefiting in particular from a classification as a National Nature Reserve, and constitutes a central zone of the Camargue Biosphere Reserve.

The site is open to the public to allow them to discover this exceptional natural environment and to promote environmental protection in general.

All year round, the Marais du Vigueirat can be discovered on a self-guided tour on the Etourneau trails ( on stilted piers for families) or on a guided tour by horse-drawn carriage, or on foot.

For nature and bird enthusiasts, a 5 km hike is offered in the heart of the nature reserve, on a route featuring  various wildlife observatories and observation towers.