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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).

    • Studio
    • 1 BA
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    Multiple rentals Apartment #1382917a
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      • 1 BR
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      Multiple rentals Apartment #1382917a
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      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
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        House #1413138a
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (20 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Apartment #655104a
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          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #1016890a
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (23 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Apartment #1253360a
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              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1479923a
                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #661655a
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                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (18 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #1061148a
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                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (11 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #1185059a
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                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (11 reviews)
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                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Studio #1401404a
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                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #1677148
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #1453025a
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                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              Very Good! 4/5
                              (4 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #1890148
                              4
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (78 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #612259a
                                78
                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (32 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #655062a
                                  32
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1342201a
                                    1
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #1437614a
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6136065
                                        3
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #679929a
                                          1
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1008978a
                                            17
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #973116a
                                              1
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1382917a
                                                4
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Villa #6468640
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6191460
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Multiple rentals Mas #879815a
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                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        House #1471675a
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6191460
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1152035a
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #6404958
                                                              8
                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Apartment #1011339a
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Apartment #1223346a
                                                                  22
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1495672a
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #6384746
                                                                      5
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1049471a
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Mas #986841a
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #1025293a
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                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Mas #1201578a
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                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #568331a
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #877231a
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #995522a
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                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Mas #1421123a
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                                                                                        Studio #1464277a
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                                                                                          Mobile Home #6450552
                                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #1765273
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #879815a
                                                                                              17
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1543574
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Studio #1324869a
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #1390413a
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #6492344
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                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Charming little villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Clean, comfortable villa with everything we needed for a relaxing break. Very central location, 2 minutes walk to the beach. The friendly owner does not speak English, so you will need some basic French (which you do in general in this rural area), but this didn't cause any problems. We had a peaceful holiday birdwatching and walking - the villa would also be ideal for a family beach holiday. One warning - if you go out into the countryside, take strong mosquito repellent! No mosquitoes in town or on the beaches, but even at the start of April they were getting bad when we went out on walks.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Ideally situated within easy walking distance of beach, shops and restaurants

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      In general, the property was as described and was both clean and well-maintained. The property owner M. Jean Ramain provided all the information we required and was very helpful. This was our first visit to Saintes Maries de la Mer and were pleasantly surprised to find that the property was Ideally situated within easy walking distance of beach, shops and restaurants, but far enough away to be quiet at night. The town is relatively compact and the mostly centre is traffic-free, making strolling through the streets relaxing and stress-free. On the downside, on arrival we were informed that towels were charged extra, which was not mentioned in the description. Perhaps the biggest omission, however, was any form of comfortable seating. There were wooden, dining room type chairs, but no sofa or easy chairs. The owner did find a couple of plastic patio chairs, but not having somewhere to sit and relax in the evenings was somewhat disappointing. M. Romain did take note of our views and we expect the issue to be resolved in due course. We enjoyed perfect weather and found time to enjoy sunbathing on a couple of the clean sandy beaches, swimming, shopping, checking out the wildlife (horses, bulls and flamingos) and generally enjoying the town and surrounding area. Overall, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in renting this property in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016