Camping l’Olivier ***

The Camargue, a site of predilection

Its mild winter, its warm summer and its bodies of water make the Salin d’Aigues-Mortes a wetland with an invaluable heritage. The world’s second richest biological resource after the tropical forest, wetlands play a major role in maintaining biodiversity.


Migratory birds are little disturbed in the vast expanses of the Camargue. It is a large food reservoir and a breeding ground of primary importance for the birds that stay there during spring and summer. First reserve of pink flamingos in Europe, discover a unique fauna: 200 species of birds, including 157 protected species.

The wilderness as a heritage

The salt industry of Aigues-Mortes has preserved thousands of hectares of natural areas on the Mediterranean coast, where an original ecosystem shelters an exceptional fauna and flora. This space maintained by the salt marshes allows the development of a rich ecosystem of its own.

In the heart of the Vaunage and Sommièrois regions, away from all automobile traffic, the Voie Verte allows you to discover landscapes and a remarkable heritage by bike, rollerblade or simply on foot. This greenway was built on the old railway line between Nîmes and Le Vigan. It crosses the villages of Sommières, Junas, Congénies, Calvisson and the Vaunage, Nages, Langlade and Caveirac. Along the way, junctions are proposed to discover other hikes, a beautiful discovery of the region’s heritage. The starting point in Sommières is located on the parking lot of the old train station, and it’s off for 20 kilometers of guaranteed pleasure, until the Cave de Caveirac. A kilometer is indicated on the ground every 500 m. The greenway wanders through the countryside, you pass through fields among bulls and horses, there are regularly benches to rest for a few moments either in the shade of the trees or in the sun. All along the path, barriers of varying degrees of clearance warn and protect users of the portions of the road that cross the trail. On the whole, the route is quite flat, it is composed of several long false flats is regular. Discover in pictures all the charms of this beautiful family stroll.

The 3 stars camping l’Olivier is ideal to discover the CAMARGUE !

The Camargue Regional Nature Park is located on the Mediterranean coast, inside the Rhone delta, mainly between the two arms of the river. It extends over 3 communes: part of the commune of Arles and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône and the entire commune of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

It is a preserved and beautiful reserve. A sublime natural place that has been attracting visitors for many years. Meet the nature, the pink flamingos, and the wild white horses!

Aigues Mortes is about thirty minutes by car from Camping L’olivier. It is one of the communes located near the Camargue and which thus makes it possible to leave to the discovery of the splendid Camargue area.

The city of Aigues-Mortes is itself very interesting to discover with its impressive fortifications!

Embark on horseback or by boat to explore the reserve and its pink flamingos.
The Camargue is a French natural region located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône and Gard, and formed by the Rhone delta.

Horseback riding in the Camargue

If you wish to discover the Camargue in an original way, there is nothing like a horseback ride with guides to discover this region from a new perspective. These typical landscapes of the Rhone delta, its marshes with varied vegetation, its fauna including numerous species of birds, its harriers, its pink flamingos, will be for you an articifice of warm colors, typical of the Camargue. Discovering the Camargue by riding a horse is the assurance of accessing places that can only be reached by this means of transport, picturesque places that have managed to preserve themselves from the inconveniences of urbanization, and which have remained as welcoming as ever over the centuries.

From the campsite L’Olivier you will be able to take advantage of different walks either in the garrigues or in the Camargue…

The bamboo grove

Neither trees nor shrubs, bamboos are grasses!

The bamboos have various sizes, colors, and diameters but all are built according to the same architecture:

an underground part which includes the stems called “rhizomes”, they supply the bamboo with water and nutrients necessary for its growth.
an aerial part that can reach 40 meters high and about 30 centimeters in diameter for a giant bamboo.

A creation inspired by the traditional art of the Japanese garden

Influenced by the traditional art of Japanese and Zen gardening, Erik Borja, a landscape designer teaching in the Drôme, applies here the main codes adapted to the environment and climate of the Cevennes. The banks of the valley, lined with rocks, are planted with flamboyantly colored Japanese maples, cloud-cut conifers, and dwarf bamboo.

The Dragon’s Breath, which is drawn by a miniature pond, is spanned by the Red Phoenix Pavilion built in Japanese style. From this pavilion you can admire a beautiful perspective on the marriage of aquatic, mineral and vegetal elements. The rustling of the leaves, the crackling of the water, the shadows and reflections of nature make it a unique place of meditation.

A must see!!! I recommend it