The Camargue & the surroundings
Welcome to the Camargue, an authentic and preserved territory, proud of its traditions.
Formed since the Quaternary era, the Rhone delta has constantly changed over the centuries to become today the largest wetland in France. It is one of the four largest deltas in Europe. With an area of 85 000 ha, the island of Camargue offers only 25 000 ha of cultivated land (mainly paddy fields).
The Camargue is one of the most biologically rich regions in Western Europe. Located in the migration route of birds from Northern Europe to Africa, it forms a vital relay for birdlife.
Our rooms have a terrace and offer direct access to the garden, a small piece of Camargue at your door.
The Saintes Maries de la Mer
A visit of the village by little tourist train, climb on the roof of the Church, visit the museum, go shopping in the charming pedestrian streets, browse the market on Monday or Friday in the place of gypsies, finish the day with a night flamenco flamenco.
The great natural open spaces
Experience the tremendous sense of space that a protected territory offers. untouched lands, dry or wet areas, pine forests, ponds, meadows, sansouires, rice fields, vineyards ... each walk offers a new discovery...
The sea and the beaches
Know the freedom of a wild beach or the safety of a supervised bathing area. The village offers more than 30 km of beaches, the closest 5 min from Mas de la Grenouillère.
You can enjoy the beaches near the city center or the mostislated which are totally wild. This diversity enables everyone to enjoy the sea according to their tastes: sunbathing, family bathing, comfort of private beaches or water sports for the more athleticones.
The dunes, the ponds, the swamps...
The sea dunes, despite their very arid appearance, retain a reserve of fresh water that enables a rich and colorful flora to grow.
The lagoons, shallow brackish ponds have many communications between them and formerly with the sea by the "graus".
The lawns, sought by the breeders, contribute to the quality of the Camargue landscapes: daffodils in winter, daisies in spring, saladelles in summer...
Marshes fed with fresh or salt water by a network of "roubines" are often of major ornithological interest (ducks and waders in winter, herons and sparrows in spring.
Art de vivre & gastronomie
Admirer la lumière des petites maisons blanches depuis la promenade du bord de mer. S’installer à la terrasse d’un bon restaurant pour apprécier les saveurs locales. Découvrir la capitale de la Camargue, posée là, hors du temps, entre ciel, mer et marais. Grâce aux produits de la mer (tellines, poissons, anguilles, crabes,…) et à ceux du terroir (riz Camargue, fleur de sel, taureaux Camargue,…) les chefs Saintois ont pu développer une haute gastronomie locale, haute en couleur et en goût.
Culture & Traditions
Share the passion of Provencal culture. The Camargue has given Provence its most beautiful traditions. It is not surprising that Mireille's initiatory journey, imagined by Fréderic Mistral, ends up in the Saintes Maries de la Mer. The costume, the gardians, the Camarguaises races, the abrivados... punctuate the Saintoise year. This amazing vitality reflects a great desire to make them discover and share with everyone who comes here.
The port of Saintes Maries de la Mer, located 3km from the Mas de la Grenouillère, welcomes boaters who sail along the coast in the Mediterranean and offers 22 dock spaces for fishermen, 153 dock spaces for rentals, 11 for amodiations, 84 places for the visitors. Boaters live their leisure on a human scale, in a good-natured atmosphere where everyone lives and shares their passions.