“The Canal du Rhône à Sète is the natural joint of our region”
The Canal du Rhône à Sète
Formerly known as the Canal de Beaucaire, it is the link between wetlands and the Costières and crosses our region from east to west, from the Rhône to the Canal du Midi. Built at the end of the 19th century despite interruptions and local hostility towards it, this canal occupies a prominent place in our region.
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Large reed beds occupy the marsh and fluviolacustrine wetlands. There are also wet grasslands that are naturally preserved and by the Camargue horses and bulls. The meadows around Le Cailar are the most striking example. This little bit of paradise in the heart of the Petite Camargue will amaze you with the beauty of its landscapes, its harmony between man, nature and wildlife, and its tranquillity. As the locals say, this is such a wonderful place to live that some species of birds, which usually stay in the north, come here and never want to leave!
On the other side of the canal, the Costières hillsides offer landscapes with exceptional views. This area exemplifies a polyculture combining viticulture on pebbles and arboriculture. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the little bustard in the cultivated plains.
The Gallician marina
Located on the Canal du Rhône à Sète, the Gallician marina welcomes boaters all year round. This small hamlet provides you with everything you could need, including shops, restaurants and a “maison du terroir” selling local produce and crafts. It is also an important crossroads for hiking trails and cycle paths. Here you are only 5 km from the Scamandre Regional Natural Reserve, easily accessible by bike crossing the largest reed bed in southern Europe.