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Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône
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Ideally located at the mouth of the great Rhone, between the river and the sea, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is one of three gateways to the wild Camargue.

The vocation of the city's "World's End" has not always been tourism: in fact, born early in the century around the port activity, it has over the years to adapt to economic realities and to draw a new face.

It now relies on its natural heritage and cultural identity to revitalize its territory, the value and make every effort to preserve that quality of life.

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône Camargue is a land, the city entered the Camargue Regional Nature Park in February 2011, between the Rhone and the Crau. White horses, bulls, pink flamingos and many other hundreds of birds (mallards, coots, egrets, teals ...) have taken up residence. Wilderness of the Camargue, hit by the winds, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône affirms its maritime tradition with fishermen and sailors from all backgrounds.

For many years, sailing and water sports are booming thanks to high-quality infrastructure, with two blue flags, which can accommodate browsers of all countries. Its location was ideal, midway between Italy and Spain, 6 ports afloat, two dry ports, will offer all the services: construction, repair, maintenance, supplies, with a capacity of 4400 boats of all units, and two fishing ports.

In addition, arrangements made since 2002 on the coast and particularly on the beach Napoleon, the development of new sports and water are all assets involved in the revival of the city. Ideal site for water sports and remarkable for the quality of its environment.

Many families were already living on fishing, when the town was founded in 1904, where a tradition of maritime professions deeply rooted in the culture Saint Louisians. Carteau of L'Anse, is an exceptional site for growing mussels and shellfish, representing around 10% of national production. The mold is a shell Carteau quality, fleshy and tasty to discover and enjoy.

Camargue and Provence, the town offers a remarqualble territory full of strong characters. With the reconquest of the central port and originality of its project areas, Port St. Louis creates new living spaces attractive thanks to the wealth of its natural environment and takes off for sustainable development and solidarity. Each according to his walks will have ample opportunity to discover its many charms.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPort-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Postcode13230
Tourism label
Latitude43.3878470 (N 43° 23’ 16”)
Longitude4.8032250 (E 4° 48’ 12”)
Surface area73.38 km²
Population8680 inhabitants
Density118 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (73 km, 59 min)
Insee code13078
IntercommunalitySAN Ouest Provence
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
RegionProvence

Nearest cities & towns

Le Sambuc21 km (41 min)
Fos-sur-Mer25 km (25 min)
Istres29 km (28 min)
Port-de-Bouc29 km (27 min)
Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts33 km (31 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Crau35 km (29 min)
Martigues35 km (33 min)
Miramas38 km (33 min)
Saint-Chamas39 km (38 min)
Arles41 km (35 min)
La Couronne45 km (42 min)
Paradou45 km (40 min)
Châteauneuf-les-Martigues45 km (39 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Photos

Tour Saint Louis
Tour Saint Louis
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Saint Louis Tour - Tourist Office
Saint Louis Tour - Tourist Office
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From the terrace of the tower of St. Louis
From the terrace of the tower of St. Louis
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Beach Napoleon
Beach Napoleon
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Olga Beach
Olga Beach
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Napoleon Beach
Napoleon Beach
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Beach Napoleon
Beach Napoleon
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Beach Olga
Beach Olga
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Beach Carteau
Beach Carteau
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From the beach road Napoleon
From the beach road Napoleon
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Arenas views from the outside
Arenas views from the outside
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Inside the Arena
Inside the Arena
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Marina - South Central
Marina - South Central
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Port
Port
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Saint Louis Tour
Saint Louis Tour
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Wind Farm Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Wind Farm Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a glass painting studio
Arts and CraftsFreeArles (6.6 km)
Strolling in the lavender fields and discovering the hilltop villages from Arles
Nature and the great outdoors60 € Arles (35 km)
Provençal excursion from Arles: discover the lavender fields and the hilltop villages
Entertainment110 € Arles (35 km)
Discovering the Roman vestiges from Provence (from arles)
Culture and education60 € Arles (35 km)
Day discovering the lavender fields and Gordes from Arles
100 € Arles (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (57 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (57 km)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (59 km)
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h10Gréasque (59 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels