Marais du Vigueirat Discovery Program – From July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022 – Arles

Starling’s Trails

A summary of the Camargue to explore independently! The Etourneau trails include several thematic routes over a total length of nearly 6 kilometers, which are free to enter daily. The Cabanes Trail for Family Exploration, and the Camargue Ethnic Botanical Garden and Their Uses, are fully restored in 2022, while the new discovery trail, People and Nature, inaugurated in the spring. The Palunette Trail for walking and birdwatching, and the eco-friendly path on natural and renewable resources, have also benefited from the improvements.

Factual information :
Open daily from 9am to 5pm for last entries (6pm in summer).
Entrance fee €6 from 13 years old, €3 from 6 to 12 years old, free for children under 6 years old.
Personal access card (20€) or family (30€) yearly.
Free for people with disabilities and for residents of Mas-Thibert.


Every day: explore the nature reserve

Early in the morning, during the day or at sunset, explore the natural heritage of the wild and protected Camargue region. Together with a naturalist guide, you enter the heart of the reserve to observe the landscape and the many species that inhabit our marshes: herons, ducks, birds of prey, seabirds, flamingos. .. A special visit to the sanctuary of the nature reserve

About the use of telescopes in the shade in observatories
Many species of birds to explore in their natural environment,
The schedule adapts to the heat of summer!


Ride a horse

Lasting 1h, 1h30 or 2h in the company of the Coule manade, it is an invitation to explore the typical Camargue landscape and environment, to the rhythms of our little white horses. The route winds through the marsh bed where mares graze and the only Morucho bull farm in France.

Factual information :
Departs every day by reservation, from 8 years old.
10:30 am (2 hours duration), 3 pm and 4:30 pm (1 hour duration), 6 pm (1 hour 30 minutes duration).
Price: €25 for 1 hour, €32 for 1.5 hours and €42 for 2 hours – €2 off from 8 to 12 years old.

You are required to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure for the riders to get on the saddle. For obvious reasons, pregnant women are not able to ride horses.
For their health, activity is regulated on the weight that the horses carry. The average limit is 95kg.


Horse-drawn carriage tour

On an eight-kilometer journey in the nature reserve, past the levees that cut through the marshes, discover Camargue to the rhythms of the draft horses: landscapes, animals and plants, birds or even animals. herd of bulls and horses of the Camargue Breed. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10am and 3:30pm.

During the summer, you will have special outings with herders and herders on horseback, to better understand the role of livestock in natural areas.

Animated bullfighting and encounter with the herd:

On a horse-drawn carriage, you’ll meet herdsman Guillaume Vallat traveling with his herders on horseback, and you’ll attend a bull grading demonstration. At the end of the visit, pay respects.

Tuesday and Friday at 10am and 3:30pm

Transmission capacity of the herd:

In a carriage, you’ll meet Camargue mares and their ponies, and you’ll see a herd of swamp bison appear, you’ll go to a grading area, and you’ll see the work of the herders. The coachman and instructor will explain all the stages of their work to you.

Monday and Thursday at 5:45pm
Price: € 20 from 13 years old, € 15 from 6 to 12 years old, € 5 from 3 to 5 years old, free for children under 3 years old,
Family price 2 adults + 2 children 6-12 years old: €60, when booked in advance.
Bullfighting: €25 from 13, € 18 from 6 to 12, € 6 from 3 to 5, free for children under 3.


Photo exhibition “To observe, to be informed, is to protect! »

In partnership with the Conservatoire du littoral and the Procter Gamble Corporate Foundation, explore a collection of 10 photographs of species that can be seen in the Marais du Vigueirat National Nature Reserve, taken by Marie Pfister, education project manager Environmental Education and Clément Pappalardo, Protected in the Area.


New in 2022: sell tickets online!

You can now book and purchase tickets online on the Marais du Vigueirat website: https://www.marais-vigueirat.reserves-naturelles.org/billetterie/

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