Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Tour Saint Louis et péniche - Association APTIC

Port Saint Louis du Rhône, a maritime port known to ocean-going sailors, is located opposite the majestic mouth of the Rhône. The commune is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and by the third largest river in France. It is also one of the entrances to the Rhône Delta and the Regional Natural Park of Camargue.

This geographical setting, between the river and the sea, gives it an undeniable advantage over other coastal towns. Port Saint Louis du Rhône is the centre of maritime activities, traditions and products. Visitors from Provence Pays d'Arles can practise many different nautical sports and activities, visit one of the last French sardine farms, the Ferrigno company, discover mussels from Carteau Cove or swim at one of the town's three beaches, the most famous of which is Napoleon Beach with its 10 km of fine sand.

Port Saint Louis du Rhône is also one of the three towns of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue. It offers its visitors the varied landscapes and symbols of Camargue, such as pink flamingos, horses, salt marshes and beaches. Port Saint Louis du Rhône was founded at the start of the century around port activities and over the years has managed to adapt to economic realities and change its image. Saint Louis Tower, built in 1737 and listed as a Historic Monument in 1942, has been used as a guard tower, a residence and finally a public building housing offices and the largest ornithological collection in Camargue, with 168 naturalised birds, temporary exhibitions and a remarkable viewing point for admiring the exceptional panoramic view over Camargue and the Rhône Delta.

Don't miss Saint Louis Tower, the nautical centre for sailing and kite surfing, Napoleon Beach, the Bac de Barcarin, bike rides, mussels from Carteau Cove, the Regional Natural Park of Camargue and geocaching caches for (re)discovering the region.

Les circuits du territoire

Paysage de Camargue l'hiver - Delta du Rhône

100 % Camargue Tour

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- 113.05 km - 01h44m
This route will take you by car from one end of the delta to the other, through the Camargue countryside. It includes discoveries, observations and, for the more courageous, a horseback adventure!
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  • Oratoire Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This Oratory, constructed in 1954, commemorates the 1854 miracle and gives thanks for the healing of Maillane residents during a cholera epidemic. Cholera was rife in the commune during August of that year and many people of all ages died. Some people fled the village and only 100 remained out of a population of 1,500. On 28 August 1854, a few people brought out the Madonna of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and formed a procession. The Madonna was wearing a violet dress at the time.

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  • Hôtel particulier de Preigne

    Palais de Justice - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The former private mansion of the Gras de Preigne family has housed the Court House since 1858. Constructed in the Renaissance style in the early 17th century, it was redeveloped slightly later 'in the French style' or 'in the Parisian style', with U-shaped main buildings built around a main courtyard (Place du Bâtonnier Louis Gonthier). Behind this, the current entrance to the Court House overlooking the Place du Docteur Braye has a 1620s Mannerist-style façade.

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  • Chapelle Saint-Michel

    Chapelle Saint Michel - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Saint Michel Chapel, or the Chapel of the White Penitents, is the oldest monument in Cabannes. Constructed in the 12th century, it was abandoned in the 15th and then occupied by the Brotherhood of White Penitents in 1633; the Brotherhood restored it and remained there until 1920. Half a century later, in 1974, Jean Girard, grandson of the Brotherhood's last Prior, launched an appeal to all the people of Cabannes; this appeal was heard and the chapel was perfectly restored both inside and out.

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  • Galerie Manville

    Galerie Manville - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Square - courtyard
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    The Manville Gallery houses temporary exhibitions.

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  • hôtel de ville de Barbentane

    Hôtel de Ville de Barbentane - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    The façade of the old Hôtel de Chabert, built in 1600, features a statue of the Virgin surmounted by a wrought iron belfry. It has been the town hall since 1888. The vaulted basement rooms host exhibitions all year round. Site open during Heritage Days. It is a 17th century monument called the Hôtel des Barons de Chabert. It has been the town hall since 1888. It has a clock and a 250 kilo bell which can be heard throughout the surrounding countryside.

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  • Vieille Font

    La Vieille Font - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    In Provençal, a 'font' was a fountain or sometimes a spring. This is a small building constructed in 1150 in the Fontvieille countryside. It housed the commune's first spring. The commune took its name from this fountain, 'Vieio Font' in Provençal, which translates as 'old fountain.'. It was already in use in Roman times and still supplies the wash house located nearby.

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  • Eglise Sainte Croix

    Eglise Sainte Croix - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Visitors are often surprised by the imposing size and impressive Classical façade of this building, which was constructed in 1754. The pulpit jutting out from the pillar, the walnut woodwork of the ambulatory and the 19th century marble altar are all remarkable features which justify the Church's classification as a Regional Historic Monument.

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  • Croix d'Arles - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Located on the RD 32, first mentioned in 1532, destroyed during the Revolution and rebuilt in 1804, this delicate wrought iron cross sits on a high pilaster with capitals.

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  • Les Portes Anciennes

    The old doors - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Porte de l'Hortet This is the only remaining gate from the first surrounding walls built in the 12th century. It marked the end of the Chemin d’Avignon and the Chemin de Saint Rémy. It is well preserved and still has its guardroom, an oeil-de-boeuf window to the left, level with the crenellations, and a gun casement above the pointed arch. Porte Sainte-Anne

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  • Lavoir couvert

    Lavoir couvert - Heritage

    Built heritage - Wash house
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    A former covered wash house, which was restored in 1996. Timbers on square pillars. This is one of the few standing wash houses, where the women washed standing up.

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