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Camargue

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Other destinations
'''La Camargue''' encompasses the Rhone River delta in the southeast of [[France]]. One It is one of the best places in Europe for birdwatching; also great for biking and horse riding. ==Regions==
==Cities==
==Other destinations==
Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau - a series of lakes/scrapes which are home to many of the birds of the Camargue. The parc provides a good introduction to the native species.
 
To walk around the two sections takes about three hours, but the bird life on view will keep your attention and lengthen this time. Enthusiastic photographers could spend most of the day here.
==Understand==
==Do==
You can contact a local travel agency, like www.durand-tourisme-gard.com.This agency organize trip around Cevennes (classified on the world heritage of UNESCO) and Camargue.
==Sleep==
===Finding a good dinner===
When staying in a touristy city like [[Saintes Maries de la Mer]], it can be difficult to impossible to find a place for a good dinner with anything beyond fried chips and over-grilled meat. However, if you have a car, here are some tips for finding a good place serving local cuisine. Internet connection can help in your research. You should look for: * Restaurants out of town, even in remote locations. Minus the convenience factor of an in-town location, many countryside restaurants rely on local customers and fidelity to regional cuisine which attracts enough clientele despite remote location. * Menu that lists mostly or exclusively local specialties (see the list above)* ''Ferme Auberge'' (farm inn), an official government program. Members usually show good fidelity to local cuisine, though limited menu selection.* Membership in ''Conservatoire des Cuisines de Camargue'', society for the preservation of true Camargue cuisine  * ''Table d'hote'' (guest table), a kind of intimate restaurant. Often a bed and breakfast which prepares dinner with advance reservation. Don't confuse it with ''table d'hotes'' in a regular restaurant in a big city where it is more for solo diners to share a communal table--and more common at lunch. * Ask at the local tourist information office. They are not allowed to give opinions, but you can ask what restaurants serve local dishes in the list above or if there are any ''table d'hote'' or ''ferme auberge'' in the region.  Here are some restaurants that look promising per above recommendations as of Sept 2010 (although not tried hands-on by Wikitravelers yet):
However, if you have a car to drive out, and ideally an Internet connection to perform a research, here are some tips for finding a good place with a cuisine *close to genuinely local[[Saintes Maries de la Mer]]:** <eat name="Le Flamant Rose" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="04 90 97 10 18" email="[email protected]" fax="04 90 97 12 47" url="http://www.leflamantrose.camargue.fr/pages/resto. Even if listing html" hours="" price="">Member of specific places in your guidebook gets out a society for the preservation of date, these tips will last longer (at least until restauranteurs decide to counterfeit them)true Camargue cuisine. Neither will guarantee anythingLocal specialties, but at least improve your chances:* plus a place should be remote enough to require a dedicated triplocation. The only reason anyone should </eat>** <eat there is because the food is goodname="Le Pont des Bannes" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.le-pont-des-bannes.camargue.fr/pontrest. In this case, don't be put off by lack of customershtml" hours="" price="Dinner menus: starter+main+dessert: €43; starter+main: €36; main+dessert: 31; starter+dessert: 17">Very elegant. * menu lists most Hits every major local specialties, specialty and even better has almost nothing from outside the regionon the menu.</eat>* ''ferme auberge'', an official government program* <eat name="Mas de Peint" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.mas-de-peint.camargue. Members usually show good fidelity to local cuisinefr/" hours="" price="Breakfast: €22; lunch: €42; dinner: €55">Table d’hote, though limited menu selectionby reservation only.</eat>* member of ''Conservatoire des Cuisines de Camargue'', society for the preservation of true Camargue cuisine* ''table d'hote'' (guest table)<eat name="La Tour du Cazeau" alt="" address="Arles The Sambuc" directions="" phone="04 90 97 21 6" email="[email protected]-du-most of the time offered by BnB, but sometimes completely separate from a BnBcazeau.com" fax="04 90 97 20 70" url="http://www. It is like eating in somebody's hometour-du-cazeau.camargue.fr/pages/ferme-which is usually many times intensely localaub. Expect limited or no html" hours="" price="Dinner menu selection: €25">Ferme-auberge, and by-reservation only. Don't confuse it with ''table d'hote'' in a regular restaurant in a big city where it is more for solo diners to share a communal table--and more common at lunch.</eat>
Basing on the above recommendations, here are some restaurants that look promising (although not tried hands-on by Wikitravelers yet)*away from [[Saintes Maries de la Mer]]:** <eat name="Le Tamaris" alt="" address="13 rue Victor Hugo, Le Cailar" directions="" phone="+33 (0)4 66 88 07 91" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.restaurantletamaris.com/" hours="" price="Set menu: €13..16">The most rustic – most likely to prepare food you absolutely cannot get outside of the Camargue. The display of their dishes, remote location, and menu selection suggests it is probably a worthwhile experience.</eat>
==Drink==
==Get out==
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