The village of Saintes Maries de la Mer, land of hospitality, tradition and pilgrimage, is built between sky and sea, where the Rhone meets the Mediterranean.
A legendary site, its shore once welcomed at the dawn of Christianity, Mary Jacobe, Mary Salome and their servant Sara, persecuted Christians escaping from Palestine on a boat without a rudder. The village offers visitors the image of its mighty and protecting church and promises a visit with plenty of emotions under an ever changing light.
In the shade of its Romanesque steeple, visitors can stroll through the cobbled streets in the footsteps of the pilgrims. The church roof, the look on the lookout, nose and hair in the wind, they are greatly moved by the wild open spaces, places of discoveries and warm meetings with men and women who walk in manadiers straddling the pastures of bulls bound to a glorious future.
From the village, visitors feel the attraction of the dunes, the sandy beaches, vast expanses of reeds and herds. Lovers of nature and the great outdoors, it tastes the joys of hiking, horse riding, Pelé birds, yield to the intoxication of sailing and skiing in high winds.
Les Saintes Maries de la Mer themselves up as central to who falls to the Camargue, bewitched by its wild beauty, its culture and its lively and authentic traditions.