Discover The Camargue

The Vigueirat Marshes belong to the Academie du Littoral and stretch over 1200 hectares of wild and protected nature. They constitute a major site in Europe for the protection of water birds. 292 species of birds, more than 60% of the French bird species, have been sighted on this estate. The site is of international and European importance for 13 species, with 35,000 ducks in winter (1/4 of the Camargue's wintering ducks). A total of 92 species reproduce onsite, including the nine European species of heron, the red-crested pochard (10% of the population in France), one of the only natural populations of the greylag goose, and an important colony of European Bee-eaters.


The Vigueirat Marshes are also known for their great floral diversity: 862 indexed species, including 5 nationally protected species, 19 regionally protected species, 105 rare and endangered species in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.


Open from 1 February to 15 December, the site offers unguided or guided visits on foot, in horse-drawn carts, twilight tours and a variety of activities in July and August.

The marsh is part of the Vigueirat conservatory ... Come enjoy a carriage ride to discover the fauna and flora in the Camargue

L' automne des marais du Vigueirat

Un patrimoine nature à découvrir

Du 17 octobre au 1er novembre 2015, à l'occasion des vacances de la Toussaint, venez découvrir les Marais du Vigueirat aux couleurs de l’automne, en visite libre ou en visite guidée, en calèche ou à pied.
Dans le jardin potager, venez préparer en compagnie de Robert le « sorcier-jardinier », la fameuse citrouille d’Halloween.

Les stages photos

Dernier stage photo de l’année : le 21 et 22 Novembre 2015

L’objectif de ces stages, ouverts à tous quelque soit votre matériel photographique, est d’améliorer sa pratique en matière de photographie de nature : savoir utiliser les bons réglages sur son appareil photo en fonction des sujets (macro, animalier, paysage), penser son cadrage et sa lumièreLa durée d’un week-end permet d’allier théorie et pratique, et d’alterner les séquences en salle et sur le terrain, sur un site naturel riche et sur lequel nous serons hébergés…

Le marais du Vigueirat

A 30-minutes’ drive from Arles in the heart of the Camargue Regional Nature Park. The Marais du Vigueirat is a nature site open to the public on which we endeavour to promote the virtues of sustainable tourism by attempting to reconcile the protection of the environment and the welcoming of visitors. The managers, "Les Amis des Marais du Vigueirat", offer the public the opportunity to visit a famous nature reserve located in the Camargue. This 1200 ha (3000acres) preserved land is divided in two different zones, one of each having its own purpose: one covers 90% of the site and is highly protected –giving the opportunity to flora and fauna to develop, while the other 10% is open to the public and offers different activities, among which: 
- The “Etourneau” trails: the “Cabins trail” and the “Palunette trail” Free access and open all year from sunrise to sunset, these trails allow not only kids but grown-ups and nature specialists to discover the biodiversity riches that can be encountered during the stroll.

Find out more :

 

Les Marais du Vigueirat
13104 - Mas Thibert
Tél. : 04.90.98.70.91

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