Travel To The Camargue, Rhone River Delta, South Of France
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Camargue Salt Works: looks like sand but it is Camargue sea salt harvested from Mediterranean Sea water in huge evaporation pools, continuing a tradition that goes back to Medieval times.
Provence restaurants serve the salt at the table. Called Fleur de Sel, by some packagers, this finishing salt is sprinkled lightly on food to give the food a blast of salt (tingle) without salting the whole meal.
Arles is the gateway to the Camargue
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Travel To The Camargue Rhone River Delta South Of France can start in Arles, the Gateway to the Camargue
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Many daily TGV trains from Paris reach Nimes. From there the Rhone River to the Camargue within a half hour or so. (20 Miles) Go south and west out of the park for Saint Maries de la Mer on the Mediterranean.
If coming from the south out of Marseille, bus service reaches Arles. By car from Marseille, take the A-7 to the A-54 outside of Salon de Provence then the A-45 to Arles
By car from Avignon take the N-570. (30 miles , 45 minutes through farm country) From arles go south along the Rhone River or southwest to Saint Maries de la Mere for 62 KM total from Avignon
Paris The best bet from Paris is to take the TGV train from Paris to Avignon (several trains each day) and then a rental car or bus to Arles.
Extensive Air service is available to Marseilles' Airport (MRS). Bus service connects to Arles. Avignon, Aix, Marseilles City and many smaller towns and villages
The City of Nimes is 30-45 minutes from Arles by bus or car. Air service (limited) is available at Nimes
Within 44 km of St Maries de la Mer, the City of Montpellier has air, bus, and train service.
The airports (except Marseille) within the region have limited or no connections to major hubs. Ryan air serves Montpellier , Marseille and Nimes.
Considerations: Standard shift and luggage space
No Passing for commercial vehicles
No Passing zone ends
with yield to traffic in rotary
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations..
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Travel To The Camargue, Rhone River Delta, South Of France puts you in the home to the Camargue Horses, the flat grassland of the Camargue where horsemen and women tend herds of semi-wild horses and black bulls bred for the bull rings of France and Spain.
Travel to the Camargue for white horses on the Rhone River Delta