IN THE CAMARGUE
TOURISM AROUND THE CLAMADOR
Between Arles and Montpellier, our hotel is ideally located near the unmissable sites of the region: come and admire the typical Camargue landscapes, where nature reigns, intact and preserved, and where the diversity of fauna and flora makes the richness of the place. .
It is also an opportunity to discover the traditions and festivities that punctuate the life of the inhabitants and reflect the history of this unique land.
During your stay at the Clamador hotel, do not miss the visit of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
This city, famous in many respects, is undeniably worth the detour: capital of the Camargue, major city of Provence, seaside resort and high place of pilgrimage for gypsies from all over Europe, marked by authentic natural marsh areas and ponds, an omnipresent bullfighting tradition and the scene of many folk and traditional festivities that take place there every year.
Culture lovers will appreciate a visit to the city: discover the Romanesque fortified church and its crypt dedicated to Saint Sarah, patron saint of the gypsies; go to the house-museum of the Marquis Baroncelli which retraces the history of the Camargue and relates the daily life of the inhabitants of this region, rich in character; enter the arenas of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to discover an emblematic place of French bullfighting.
Calendar of festivities, feria and pilgrimages to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer:
Pilgrimages of May 24 and 25 : they bring together gypsies, gypsies, gypsies and roma from all over Europe, who have come to celebrate the Black Madonna and carry out baptisms.
Votive Festival , the third weekend of June: in the purest tradition of summer festivals in the south of France, it offers various activities in a festive atmosphere (fairground, penas, folk groups, abrivado, bandido and horse races). bulls in the streets of the city).
Horse Fair around July 14: this meeting of Equestrian Arts offers several shows, meetings and parades around the horse and the bull on a background of gypsy music.
October pilgrimage (around the 22nd of the month): processions, prayers and sounds and lights on the beach.
Shelter Festival November 11: bullfighting activities and herds on the beach to pay homage to bullfighting traditions by herdsmen on horseback.
December pilgrimage (first weekend of the month): processions and ceremonies in the city.
We are located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, renowned for the diversity of its fauna and flora.
The protected sites then make it possible to discover the unique riches of the region: the pink flamingos and other species of seabirds, the salt marshes, the rice fields, the numerous ponds...
Also go to the herds, some of which offer tours, to unlock the secrets of these ubiquitous Camargue traditions around bulls and horses.