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 of St. Louis (eighteenth century) and his ornithological collection. With 168 stuffed birds, is the most important of the Camargue! The exhibition is permanent. It is on the 1st floor of the St. Louis, you can admire also temporary exhibitions of painters and artists on the second floor and terrace, a panoramic view rare on the Camargue, the Canal Saint Louis, the mouth of the Rhone and salt marshes, available to you (the telescope). Admission fee. Information +33 4 42 86 01 21.
The gardian hut: Visit of a traditional dwelling "people of the marshes." Exhibition of everyday objects, tools, antique furniture, animal sculptures, wooden decoys for hunting, weasel ... Information +33 6 34 41 32 24.
The farm of Tadorne: animal park. Entrance fee. Opening days depending on the season. Low speed road, avenue Pierre Gabrielli. Information +33 6 31 26 70 56.
The canning of fish and shellfish purification plants: the Tourist Office organizes, on request, tours of shellfish purification plants, as well as tours of the fish cannery. Free on request to the Office de Tourisme de Port-Saint-Louis.
Boat trips: The Tourist Office offers on booking of boat trips to visit the mussel of the loop of Carteau gigantism and port of the Gulf of Fos, only in summer. Reservation required at the Tourist Office Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.
The footpath: beaches, marinas, the mouth of the great Rhone dam tray Barcarin, the dam's flagship St. Louis, the aisles of the Rhone, the gardens of the tower and mini-golf, François wood and fitness trails, park the Ponant, the park of the Revolution, the square Nougaret, the square Leo Lele, garden Christmas Biondi, the path of discovery of Theys Mazet, the first wind farm in the PACA region , winery of the island of St. Pierre.
Cycle paths: the road from the beach Napoleon, the road from the beach Carteau, Avenue of the Republic, the embankment of the Rhone. These routes are connected with bike paths arriving from outside including that of Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea.