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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).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely place, horses, pool, flamingos, everything.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Very nice and clean small terrrace of villas between a field with a couple of pretty white camargue horses and a charming donkey and a courtyard with a lovely swimming pool. A table on each side to catch the sun and eat outside, a little kitchen, excellent shower, comfortable bed and large pull-out sofabed. Not much room to walk around the sofafbed when it's pulled out and air cnditioning only in the bedroom part, really only a room and a half, but very comfortable. Elegant decoration, all white and clean. Lovely people, great for kids. Easy short walk into town, plenty of nice places to eat. Highly reccomended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great location for visiting local attractions

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was comfortable, quiet and well equipped; ideal for a relaxing stay in this beautiful region.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017