Half day outings

Discover La Camargue, Montpellier, and Aigues-Mortes...

…Animal venues

Seaquarium Grau du Roi - 16 mn by car - 43°31'38.67''N – 4°08'28.19''E
Tél. +33(0) 66 51 57 57
This marine aquarium features 200 species of Mediterranean or tropical fish, seal and sea lions in a giant tank. The shark tank has a fascinating collection of 25 species of sharks. There are also cultural and learning activities to help make visitors of all ages aware of ecological issues.

Mare Nostrum Montpellier - 22 mn by car - 43°36'10.07''N – 3°55'01.38''E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 13 05 50
Located in a 5000 m² building, centrally located in the Odysseum recreational and commercial area, this aquarium proposes a discovery of the sea in general and of the Mediterranean in particular.

Les Petits fermiers Lansargues - 20 mn by car - 43°39’30’’N – 4°3’22’’E
Tél. +33 (0)6 01 10 23 85
Visit a one-of-a-kind farm set in 4 hectares; see the farm animals, go boating, pony riding, troutfishing, and indulge in plenty of other activities.
There is also a games area with a zipwire adventure course, liana ropes, a maze for hideand-seek, a slide and water games. explore the Petits Fermiers garden through the seasons and let its fragrances, tastes and colours bewitch you.
But les Petits fermiers offers you more : pick your own produce and buy at the farmers' market (farm shop). come and pick your own fruit, vegetables and aromatic plants from more than 200 varieties.

…History and culture

Remparts d'Aigues Mortes - 13 mn by car - 43°34'04.52"N – 4°11'27.27"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 53 73 00
In the heart of the camargue region, between beaches and vineyards, stroll through the city of saint Louis and its ramparts.
Discover unique medieval fortifications and splendid panoramas over the city, the pond, the salt flats, the vineyards, etc.

Montpellier - 29 mn by car - 43°36'33.69"N – 3°52'52.80"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 60 60 60
All year long, the Montpellier Tourist Office proposes themed guided visits with special access to the most prestigious monuments.

Cathédrale de Maguelone - 28 mn by car- 43°30'45.02"N – 3°52'52.77"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 50 63 63
Located 4 km from Palavas, in the midst of ponds and close to the sea. This cathedral is an architectural masterpiece and a perfect example of Romanesque art.

Musée Lattara à Lattes - 21 mn by car - 43°34'10.00"N – 3°54'31.15"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 99 77 20
Discover the antique port of Lattara and the different ancient civilizations that were found there. it is also possible to learn about other ancient Mediterranean civilizations from temporary exhibitions organized in partnership with French and foreign museums.

Site archéologique Gallo-Romain d’Ambrussum à Villetelle - 25 mn by car Tél. +33 (0)4 67 02 22 33 Ambrussum is a Gallo-Roman archaeological site in two parts: a Gallic oppidum complete with ramparts dating from the 4th century Bc and domus as well as a magnificent paved road bearing the marks of time in its ruts, a staging post dating from the early 1st century Ad and Ambroix Bridge, which dates from the same period. Running through both parts is the oldest Roman road: the Via domitia. Ambroix Bridge, which was painted by the famous Gustave Courbet in 1857, stands proud in the middle of the river Vidourle, where we can easily imagine its former size and imposing architecture. The Ambrussum team invites you to come and find out about the history of the site, from Tuesday to sunday. 

…Nature areas

Centre du Scamandre - 26 mn by car - 43°38'24.95"N – 4°19'06.15"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 73 52 05
Located on the Petite camargue territory, this is a 215-hectare protected nature area.
The site offers an outstanding variety of environments where camargue horses and bulls are found together.
During migration periods, there are over a hundred species of birds. The center proposes visits, documentation, videos, etc.

Parc Ornithologique Pont de Gau - 39 mn by car - 43°29'17.53"N – 4°24'20.92"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 97 82 62
Located 4 km from saintes Maries de la Mer, this park proposes a stroll over 60 hectares of nature areas dedicated to the discovery of the wild animals and plants of the camargue region.

La Maison de la Nature - 28 mn by car - 43°33'06.72"N – 3°54'11.10"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 22 12 44
The protected site of Méjean is located south of Montpellier between land and sea. it comprises different environments around lagoons and swamps where reed beds, sansouires and salt prairies form a mosaic of landscapes. Along the marked trails, you will discover many birds and the plants that are typically found in wet areas.

…Traditions and local products

L'Écurie des Dunes - 10 mn by car - 43°30'30.35"N – 4°08'45.40"
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 53 09 28
Enjoy a ride on a camargue horse, which is easy to handle thanks to its small size and robustness and is perfectly at home in the environment.
Throughout the year, you can take magnificent rides on the espiguette beach, traveling across swamps and dunes.

Salins du Midi - 13 mn by car - 43°33'26.41"N – 4°10'57.20"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 73 40 24
This is a unique, protected site in the heart of the camargue region. Take a trip to discover white gold, animals, plants and the operation of a salt flat on over 11,800 hectares.
Two types of visit are possible: 1.5 hours on a small train or 3.5 hours in a 4x4 vehicle in the company of a nature guide.

Domaine de Listel - 13 mn by car - 43°31'51.70"N – 4°10'37.44"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 51 17 00
Located near Aigues-Mortes, domaines Listel domains today cover 3,350 hectares of land, including 1650 hectares of vineyards (the largest grape-growing area in europe). domaine de Jarras, which is the private property of domaines Listel, is a unique place to visit and walk through.
You can discover the Listel wine warehouses and sample the famous Gris de Gris wine.
Visit the Listel herds by tourist train and help the keepers cull the bulls in a breathtaking landscape.