From 40 km of Arles, Salin-de-Giraud lies at the Camargue’s south-east delta

GPS : Longitude : 4.7333 - Latitude : 43.4167
Population : 2080

Founded in 1856 when a business was set up to produce salt in the area, Salin-de-Giraud was declared an autonomous commune in 2008, since when it is France’s seventh commune in terms of its area. The red-brick workers’ houses are a testament to the lives of those working in the salt industry until the middle of the twentieth century. The salt marshes play an important ecological rôle and are host to numerous species of plants and wildlife.

Sight-seeing and tourist hotspots: the salt factory (easily accessible on the miniature railway that snakes through the salt dunes), the Bac de Barcarin ferry across the Rhône (a crossing of around 450 yards), local manades, Arles and Provence. Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Baux and the Luberon are a short journey away.
Activities on offer: routes through the marshes, horse riding, swimming and enjoying the beaches of Piémanson or Beauduc, fishing and bird-watching. Seeing the sun set over the marshes is a truly unforgettable experience!