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The Etourneau trails

The trails of the Etourneau are accessed at the following rates: –

– € 2 per adult

– 1 € per child

– Free for the members and the people who have “the map of the inhabitant”: click here for more information on the membership and the map of the inhabitant

– Free for people who have paid a guided tour on the same day.


For safety reasons, groups of children are not allowed on the Etourneau trails.
Discover the special program for groups of children
Groups of adults : contact us

The Cabin’s trail and the Palunette trailVisiter la Camargue, visite gratuite Camargue, visite guidée sur les sentiers pédestres

The four Etourneau trails of four kilometers long in total have different themes and are accessible from sunrise to sunset.

The Cabin’s trail, an entertaining and educational trail, 500m long on a boardwalk with eight interactive cabins. Discover all of Mother Nature’s secrets with your children.

Visiter la Camargue : visite gratuite sur le sentier des cabanes, visiter la Camargue en famille avec des enfants

At the palunette trail, you can then discover the Camargue’s landscapeVisite guidée en Camargue : visite guidée du sentier de la Palunette and wildlife on a 2,5km
long path with two observatorys and a viewing platform. It is also possible to be guided one hour by a nature guide on this trail. (Departure on demand – €5 adult – Half price for children from 6 to 17 -Free for children under 6 year old)

 

 

 

 

The ethno-botanical trail – NEW

SentierEthnobotanique©P.Deliau

The ethno-botanical trail is a one hectare area dedicated to plants and habitats in the Camargue. Following the path, you will go through five distincts habitats (a riparian forest, a salt marsh, a reedbed, a dune and a typical habitat called costière) where you can find plant from the Camargue and become familiar with them. You will also learn how they have been used by men.

Along the path, you will find scenic stops which provide ethnobotanical information on the « elected » plants that reflect the best the diversity of their uses (food, medicinal, textiles, dyeing extracts, etc.)

 

 

The sharp ecologist trail

Le sentier écofuté : écotourisme ProvenceThe sharp ecologist trail answers to an objective of awareness of environmental issues. It has been created with the European program Life PROMESSE which shows with different devices all the responsible and ecological actions which were set up with themes like water, energy and waste.

Each devices is inspired by the nature to provide solutions humans can use. The trail is equipped with interactive games that illustrate the use of the dry toilets, natural sewage treatment station, the thermal solar panel, the rainwater collection tank.

Visitors, you must be active and solicit your different senses (hearing, touch, sight) while playing with the elements of the trail to understand the natural mechanisms. And then, maybe you will want to reproduce these ecological and environmental solutions in your daily life.

Each trails offers an interpretive booklet including a map of the site, information on the different themes during the visit and the rules of conduct to be adopted on a protected nature site.
Available on site and on the online shop (€3).

For safety reasons, groups of children are not allowed on the Etourneau trails.


Soon, the Man and Nature trail

Visiter la Camargue, randonnée nature sur les sentiers pédestresAdditional trail of the exisiting Etourneau trails, the Man and Nature Trail aims to present the human activities that is compatible with a protected nature area and the use of space by wildlife.

In other words, a comprehensive rural heritage in the Camargue around the following themes : agriculture, fisheries, rice livestock, contemporary art, ecology and eco-responsibility.

This trail is meant to be « alive » by incorporating both social, civic and artistic aspects, where the presence of man in this protected nature area is highly desirable. Visitors will experience a real situation through direct observation or an evocation when they are absent through entertainment (audio, photo…).

Dès à présent, vous pouvez découvrir lors de visites guidées ou de manifestations thématiques, certains équipements du futur sentier Homme et Nature, comme la Cabanataú, le pont à bulles ou encore la Maison des chauves-souris : réalisée dans le cadre du Life+ Chiromed, il s’agit d’un espace muséographique pour le grand public mais également gîte aménagé pour répondre aux besoins des colonies de reproduction du Grand Rhinolophe et du Murin à oreilles échancrées.

From now on you can discover some of the facilities such as the Man and Nature trail,  the Cabanataú, the bubble bridge or the House of bats: performed in the framework of the Life + Chiromed, It is a museographic space for the general public but also a shelter set up to meet the needs of breeding colonies of the greater horseshoe bat and Geoffroy’s bat.

La maison des chauves-souris

La maison des chauves-souris – Gérard MARIN