Where to stay around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,940 holiday lettings near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. From 1,132 apartments to 440 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer:

  • Centre Ville: 129 holiday homes
  • Le Couchant: 295 holiday homes
  • Route d'Arles: 116 holiday homes
  • La Petite Motte: 311 holiday homes
  • Les 3 Ponts: 121 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Arena: 1,876 holiday lettings
  • Museum Baroncelli: 1,892 holiday lettings
  • Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau: 1,913 holiday lettings
  • Church of Saintes-Maries: 1,884 holiday lettings
  • Camargue: 1,968 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,132 apartments in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Our other popular types of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 440 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 67 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including mobile homes and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 726 holiday homes with pool available in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France your home away from home

    The commune of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has a population of fewer than 2,500 people which swells to many thousands during the summer months in this pretty area of the Camargue.

    Things to Do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence

    Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer holiday villas are surrounded by the unspoilt natural beauty of the Etang de Vaccares Lagoon with its marshland. It is the ideal area for walking, cycling, horse riding and nature spotting. The area is brimming with wildlife of all sizes including the wild ponies and bulls which the Camargue is famous for. The sandy beaches nearby offer sunbathing, walking and watersports. Sailing and windsurfing can be enjoyed in the area as the village has a windsurfing canal where the last three world sailing speed records were set. The white-washed village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has a long history and religious connections with many saints. Each year on May 24 the festival of Saint Sarah is celebrated by Roma gypsies. The commune has a unique Spanish-French atmosphere and flamenco music is played in the bars and restaurants every evening. Local markets are held in various small towns nearby for sourcing fresh local produce and flowers.

    Places to Visit Around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence

    Visit the unusual fortified church of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and descend the steps to see the statue of St Sarah. You can also climb to the top of the ramparts for great views of the Camargue region. Visitors can take a trip on the cable ferry across the Bac du Sauvage across the Rhone. Aigues-Mortes is a beautiful place to drive to from your Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer holiday rental. It has the remains of the Constance Tower and city walls which are a listed National Monument, the pretty Place St Louis with its town hall and church and some charming cafés and bars around the square. The Sea Aquarium at Le Grau-de-Roi is worth a visit and the canalside town is very attractive.

    Weather in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence

    The area around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer holiday rentals enjoys beautiful weather with temperatures reaching an average 29°C (84°F) in the summer with little or no rain. Winters are mild and remain well above freezing, averaging 11°C (52°F). The area has slightly more rain in the winter months. Spring and autumn are also warm and sunny, making holiday rentals in the Camargue ideal for off-peak breaks from April to late October.

    Travel to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence

    The nearest airport to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer holiday villas is the Marseilles Provence International (MRS) Airport which is 21km from the city centre. It is served by many European airlines including Ryanair, and easyJet from London Gatwick. The main airline is Air France. It is easy to pick up a hire care and drive the 109km west to the Camargue along the D570 which takes about 90 minutes. Other options are the airports at Nimes (FNI) and Montpelier (MPL).

    Activities and attractions in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Ranch Lou Seden (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
    • Seaquarium (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
    • Babyland (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
    • Grande-Motte Golf (18.3 mi / 29.5 km)
    • Parc Gonflable Kangoo (18.6 mi / 30 km)
    • Nimes-Campagne Golf Club (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Camargue (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
    • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Centre de Decouverte du Scamandre (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
    • Espiguette Beach (14.3 mi / 23 km)
    • Le Grau-du-Roi Beach (16.8 mi / 27 km)