Camargue Tent Camping, RV Campgrounds, Provence,
The South of France
On the Rhone
From May to August Tent and RV Campers
in France Head South to the Camargue
The horses of the Camargue are not
completely wild but they do roam free and
breed in the wild. The horsemen and women
of the Camargue harvest them regularly for
saddle horses. They are gentle and they do
Vacation cottages in St.
Maries de la Mer
Camargue Tent Camping can be in managed sites or in a rustic setting.
The northern parts of the Camargue are flat delta grasslands. In the south, at the
tip of the Rhone River Delta, the land flattens and becomes the sandy desert of the
Vacationers in autos with tents and long-distance bike riders camping in tents
find many tent sites including the two free beach sites Plage Piemanson and
Plage Beauduc. (Plage Piemanson could be closed to camping, check ahead)
Many caravans, as the camping vehicle is called, arrive at the tip of the delta
during mid May for a long summer visit.
Some caravans base in luxury campgrounds with pool and all the amenities,
while others head for the sandy spit at the end of the delta and a vast unregulated
camp out at Plage Piemanson and Plage Beauduc.
During July and August, the beaches are crowded as the European vacationers
take to the roads and set up summer quarters in the wilds of the Camargue.
Kite surfing and wind surfing are popular at these beaches
Kite surfing lessons are available at Port St Louis
At 360 Square miles the Camargue is Europe's largest River Delta
The Camargue is a huge area but is sparsely settled. Tent Camping for bikers, hikers,
and car campers is offered in Saintes Maries de la Mer, one of the larger villages on
the coast of the Mediterranean.
La Brise offers tent sites for car or bike camping, caravan (camper) sites, and
cottages, bungalows, (bungalis) and mobile homes that can accommodate larger
The Clos du Rhone is a campground at Saintes Maries de la Mer offering a mix of tent
sites, caravan sites, and cottages within sight of the Mediterranean
Abri de Camargue is located in Port Camargue, Grau du Roi, located west of Saintes
- Abri de Camargue Camping Village
Maries de la Mer on the west side of the Petit Rhone, just south of the walled city of
The campground offers tent sites for car camping, caravan (RV) sites, and cottages.
tent camping, caravan camping, pool.
Aigues Morte offers tent
camping and caravan
camping in private
Camargue Horses at Aigues Morte
Wild tent and caravan camping at Plage
de Piémanson in the Camargue.
Aigues Morte, Camargue offers Tent
sites and caravan campgrounds nearby
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Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Camargue tent camping is available in campgrounds of
Provence, the South of France. Caravan (RV)
campgrounds also offer tent sites, cabins, pool, and RV
sites. Tent camping is also available at two rustic
grounds on the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean.
See Camargue Tent and caravan Campgrounds List and
Tent Camping and RV camping is
available at several sites in the Camargue.
During Spring and Fall
festivals in Provence
villages, dining on rice
from the Camargue,
lamb, and local Rhone
Valley wines becomes
the part of the
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Tent Camping, Wild Camping
Plage Beauduc is east of
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Plage Piemanson is east of
Saintes Maries de la Mer at the
end of the D36D
No services at these beach