Camargue - Domaine de la Palissade

Bouche du Rhone  >  France

702 hectares in the estuary of the Grand Rhone on the transition from freshwater biotopes to saltwater. This part of the Camargue attracts also many birds.

Added* by Paul Reyntiens
Most recent update 4 April 2021


Domain de la Palissade (the Palissade estate) reaches over 702 hectares on the south-eastern territory of the Camargue, on the estuary of the Grand Rhone. The estate works actively to promote environmental protection and education. An archetypal Camargue landscape with transition from freshwater biotopes to saltwater. Many different plant biotopes and many birds to see.

All year round you can see Greater Flamingo, Kentish Plover, Common Redshank, Bearded Tit and Red-crested Pochard. During summer Slender-billed Gull, Common Tern, Black-winged Stilt, Spectacled Warbler, Tawny Pipit and Black Kite. During winter Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail and Greylag Goose. During migration Osprey, Black Tern, passerines and many waders.



Coming from the East (Marseille), cross the Rhône with the Barcarin ferry near Port-St-Louis. Then take a left, towards Piedmanson beach. For other origins (Arles, Montpellier), take the D36 to Salin de Giraud and continue towards the beach of Piedmanson. The Palissade area is 5 miles to your left. Next to the visitor center is a parking (to go there click on the P on the map)

You can choose between walking trails of 1 km, 5 km or 8 km. Pissible with or without a professional guide (Advance booking necessary). Open every day from 09:00 - 17:00 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from mid-November to February). Entrance : Adults 3€ (Children go free).

Terrain and Habitat



Flat , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Wide path , Narrow trail , Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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