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Musee de la Camargue

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Address: rte des Saintes Maries de la Mer | Mas du Pont de Rousty, 13200, Arles, France
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A visit here will make your experience of the Camargue that much richer. 5€ entry to the building. Pleasant walk of about 1.5 hours to view the rice fields, bulls, traditional... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here will make your experience of the Camargue that much richer. 5€ entry to the building. Pleasant walk of about 1.5 hours to view the rice fields, bulls, traditional house of a 'guardian', white horses and plentiful bird life.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began our trip to La Camargue at this museum and it was definitely the best part of our day. The museum is modern and professional, with really interesting exhibits. (Labels are all in French so ask for the translations). The nature path at the end gives you a sense of the landscape. In all honesty, one could stop here,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

As we were driving to the Camargue from Arles, we noticed a sign for the Musee de la Camargue and said "why not?" What we found was an excellent small museum with well done exhibits that gave an introduction to the history and culture of the delta of the Rhone River. Enough to be extremely interesting, but not overwhelming (and... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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582 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Unmatchable as the Camargue landscape is, so is this museum - an ancient sheep pen - housing the history and objects from the 19th c. to the present day. Outside reigns an overpowering landscape and inside four wide exhibition rooms lead the visitors through the changes in the hostile landscape, human adaptation to it, nature protection policies, feelings of belonging... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

An excellent introduction to the history and culture of life in the Camargue (the Rhone river delta area) before you carry on down the main road to explore it further. The Camargue is like a sub-region of Provence with its own identity and cultural traditions. The museum covers geology, agriculture, history, the people, music, film, animals and other aspects. No... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We bravely aimed our car south toward the Camargue Wild Life Refuge which borders on the Mediterranean Sea in far south France. After a multitude of roundabouts, we were in the wild and began to see the animals promised in our guide book. First we saw white wild horses and then bulls in the swampy fields on the side of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We arrived at lunch time and the museum was closed, so we waited for 1PM and it opened right on time. We paid the admission (about 5 euros) and wandered through the exhibits which showed the early history of the development of this region. It looked very much like the USA's wild west with cowboys and a rough looking existence.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This is a small museum but full of the spirit of the Camargue and conveys a real sense of the area. Would not have missed it. There are short walks from there, and plenty of birdsong.

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Waterloo, Canada
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I recommend the walk over the museum. Not too much to see in it but does provide some history of the area. On the walk, you can see the white horses and bulls if they are cooperating. Also walks you out into the swamp area on a boardwalk and they have also built a bird blind so you can watch/photograph... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We didn't expect much from this little museum when we first went in, but it depicts life for people in the Camarge

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