Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer The Essential
The famous Pèlerinage des Gitans, during which Gypsies form a procession to display relics of the saints preserved in the church, herdsmen and bulls and pink flamingos. These powerful images sum up Les Saintes-Maries. This is a light-drenched landscape, where the sea blends in with the sky, and an excellent starting point for visiting the Camargue, on foot, mountain bike or horseback. Those wanting to relax and do nothing will appreciate this seaside resort for its vast beaches and marina.