Do you know the Camargue ?
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is situated at the mouth of the great River Rhône. This makes the town a direct gateway to the protected natural region of the Camargue.
Once at the marina, you could enjoy a free visit of the Saint-Louis Tower and the exhibitions held there through a partnership with the Tourist Office, or a guided tour of the Ferrigno cannery and the possibility to buy some of its excellent regional products. http://www.ferrignosa.com/
There are two markets in the town centre, one on Wednesday mornings on the Avenue du Port, and an indoor one on Saturday mornings, in the Cessieux covered market of the Faubourg Hardon district.
Please browse the website of the Tourist Office of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône to find out more about the attractions and sights of the local area or download the town’s mobile app.
For the more athletic among you
There is an 815-km cycling route from the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the beaches of Port-Saint-Louis, following the River Rhône.
The ViaRhôna takes touring cyclists from the panoramic views of the Alps to the beaches of the Camargue, via the vineyards of Côtes du Rhône and those of Southern Provence with its hilltop villages, fields of lavender or olive groves, and gourmet experiences to be discovered.
Enjoy the nearby beaches
Yes, we have beaches at both ends of the Rhône delta!
At Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône :
- La Plage Napoléon : One of the largest beaches in the Camargue, 10 kilometres of sand and dunes with, on one side, the mouth of the Rhône, and, on the other, the Gulf of Fos-sur-Mer.
- La Plage de Carteau : This beach is above all a kitesurfing spot.
- La Plage D’Olga : A small sand and pebble beach.
At Salin-de-Giraud :
- La Plage de Piemanson : Today, it is the wildest beach in France; It extends over several kilometres of Camargue landscape, made up of dunes and wild lakes. To get to this beach, you will need to take the car ferry (le Bac) from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône to Salin de Giraud.
Sailing at Port-Saint-Louis
In Carteau Bay (Anse de Carteau), we have a sailing club that has a strategic location as regards exposure to the wind. The “Centre Nautique Mer et Passions” proposes quality instruction given by sailing professionals in a friendly atmosphere.
Various types of instruction are available : sailing without an instructor for the most experienced, “baptisms” giving novices a first experience of sailing, and courses for beginners… All of these possibilities are proposed for windsurfer, catamaran, Laser, Caravelle (training dinghy), Ludic (training dinghy), Optimist, and even kitesurf.
Neighbouring towns and cities to be visited
Here are a few towns and cities that are interesting to visit. Each of them proposes a variety of activities. Below are the links to the websites of the Tourist Offices of each of them.