Hometo doHiking : The marshes, from Albaron to Saliers

Hiking : The marshes, from Albaron to Saliers

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A circuit that transports you in the heart of  small villages and hamlets of Camargue. Visit Albaron on the road to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, located on the left bank of the Rhone. Walk around Saint Gilles, gate of Gard before you go to the village of Saliers, known for his gypsies internment camp installed near the village between 1942 and 1944. Today, the village is an important agricultural area primarily devoted to rice and livestock farming.

On the road :

  • Lauricet wood

Lauricet Wood is one of the rare wooded zones in the Camargue. Woods which have survived are usually located along river banks where they can find the fresh water they need. These woods are important habitats for local wildlife.


  • The gipsy camp memorial

A memorial has been erected in memory of the gypsies who were interned in the Saliers camp between 1942 and 1944. They were interned after a law, voted on April 6, 1940, prohibited nomads from travelling anywhere within continental France during the war and placed them under house arrest.


  • The "Grand Sud des cuisines" conservatory

In 2001 local chefs and farmers founded the « Conservatoire Grand Sud des Cuisines » to promote our regional culinary heritage with simple recipes based on Mediterranean foods. The chefs signed a Charter encouraging them to use fresh local produce, in season, to promote the identity, taste and authenticity of local country products, and respect the tradition of Mediterranean nutrition.

Don't miss

- Rice paddies at the Mas de la Vigne
- Saliérène Ranch (Manade)
- Lauricet Wood
- The Knights Templar in Saliers
- Gypsy internment camp memorial
- The Camargue National Nature Preserve


Consult and download the hiking brochure " The marshes, from Albaron to Saliers"
Download the trail in .gpx format


How to get here ?
- From Arles: Take route D570 toward Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. When you reach the l'Algachon hotel-restaurant, turn right toward Albaron. Park on the side of the street.
- From les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Take route D570 toward Arles. When you reach the l'Algachon hotel-restaurant, turn left toward Albaron. Park on the side of the street.


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