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.
The Tower Saint Louis (eighteenth century) and its ornithological collection. With 168 stuffed birds, it is the largest Camargue! The exhibition is permanent. It is located on the 1st floor of the tower Saint Louis, you also admire temporary exhibitions of painters and artists on the second floor and on the terrace, a rare panoramic view of the Camargue, the Canal Saint Louis, the mouth of the Rhone and salt marshes, are offered to you (telescope). Fee. Information +33 4 42 86 01 21.
The Napoleon Beach: 10 kilometers of sandy beach!
The gardian hut: Visit of a traditional dwelling "people of the marshes." Exhibition of everyday objects, tools, antiques, animal sculptures, wooden hunting decoys, weasel ... Information +33 6 34 41 32 24.
The farm Ruddy: zoo. Paying visit. Opening days depending on the season. Road low speed, avenue Pierre Gabrielli. Information +33 6 31 26 70 56.
The cannery fish and shellfish purification plant: the Tourist Office organizes reservation, tours and depuration of shellfish, as well as tours of the fish cannery. Free reservation at the Tourist Office in Port-Saint-Louis.
Boat: The Tourist Office offers on booking of boat trips to visit the mussel's Cove Carteau gigantism and port in the Gulf of Fos, only in summer. Reservations required at the Tourist Office of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.
The trails: beaches, marinas, the mouth of the Grand Rhône dike Barcarin ferry, the Saint Louis breakwater lighthouse, the aisles of the Rhone, the gardens of the tower and mini-golf, wood François and his trail, the park du Ponant, the park of the Revolution, the Nougaret square, the square Leo Lele, garden Christmas Biondi, the path discovery They Mazet, the first wind farm in the PACA region , winery of the island of St. Pierre.
Bike paths: the road to the beach Napoleon Road Beach Carteau, Avenue of the Republic, the Rhone embankment. These routes are linked with bike lanes coming from the outside including the Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea.