The Camargue is known for its protected natural heritage, rich in its diversity. Come and discover the local flora and fauna by staying at the Hôtel des 4 vents.
The emblematic animal of the Camargue is undoubtedly the pink flamingo. The only regular breeding ground in Europe, the Camargue ponds receive several thousand individuals each year, offering tourists an exceptional spectacle.
But if the flamingo visits us mainly in summer, in winter it is the ducks that invade the area, in particular that of the Vaccarès pond.
In addition, thanks to reinforced protection measures, the Camargue sees its ornithological population increase every year, and the number of species diversify.
Finally, around the marshes, you may have the pleasant surprise of meeting a nutria, or a freshwater turtle. Note, however, that absolute discretion is required if you want to have a chance to see them.
A Preserved Flora
The plants are also worthy of interest because they are specific to the region.
Among the best known, we note the salicornia, a big fan of environments with high salinity. It is therefore particularly popular in the Camargue, near the salt marshes.
You will surely have heard of the sand lily as well. As the heat reaches record highs, it wakes up in the shade of the dunes, in an environment where you don’t expect it.
Finally, you will be able to admire reed forests, so high that you would think you could get lost in them. These canes from Provence are particularly beautiful to see in mistral weather because, as the saying goes “the reed bends, but does not break”.
So, you will understand, the Camargue is a natural space, away from human actions which it is imperative to protect. We will therefore ask you to stay on the trails, not to disturb the animals, and not to pick the plants.