Hometo doHiking : the city surrounded by water - Port Saint-Louis du Rhône

Hiking : the city surrounded by water - Port Saint-Louis du Rhône

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Address:
Tourist Office information center, quai Bonnardel, Tour Saint-Louis
Postcode:
13230
City:
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
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Recently forming part of the
Camargue Regional Natural Park, ideally located at the mouth of the Grand Rhône, between land and sea, the city of Port Saint Louis is a  gate opened on  wild Camargue. Opened to the Mediterranean sea, beaten by winds, Port Saint Louis du Rhone outlined its maritime traditions with fishermen and sailors from all backgrounds. For many years, yachting and boating are booming and converge  from all countries. In addition, coastal development, particularly on the beach Napoleon created a well-known name in  water sports. Ideal place for water sports, the city offers a wide range of activities such as kite-surfing, fun boarding, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Port Louis is also illustrated through other riches as its St. Louis tower with  its ornithological collection where you can admire the largest collection of stuffed birds in Camargue.

 

On the road:

  • The Bonnardel residence and warehouse

Built by the “Compagnie Générale de Navigation” in the 1880s, the buildings included a residence, a boat repair shop, iron works, offices for river transportation companies and storehouses. Today they are privately owned and listed on the French general inventory of cultural heritage buildings, as proof of the expansion of the city after the construction of the Saint-Louis Canal.

  • The ferrigno fish-canning factory

This plant belongs to a 3-generation family of fishermen, and is the only fish-canning factory on the Mediterranean coast. (Guided tours organized in July and August, consult the Tourism Office).

  • The navy services and Napoléon dry docks

The city of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône has 6 ports. The two dry docks provide a total of 3,200 berths depending on the size of the boats and more than 200 rings where visitors can tie up. Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, located between Corsica and the Baleares, is an ideal port of departure. And the mouth of the Rhone River is a true gateway to the north of Europe.

 

Don't miss:

  • Visiting the tour Saint-Louis tower
  • Bonnardel residence and warehouse
  • Navy services and Napoléon dry docks
  • Ferrigno fish-canning factory
  • Shellfish farms
  • Nautical sports on the Carteau beach
  • Camargue wildlife observation

 

Consult and download the hiking brochure "the city surrounded by water: Port Saint-Louis du Rhône"
Download the trail in .gpx format

 

How to get there ?

- Tourist Office information center, go to the Saint-Louis tower. Parking space available nearby.

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