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How to Spend a Day in the Camargue at Saintes Maries de la Mer

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet:

Once upon a time, many moons ago (actually in 40 after C), Marie Jacobé, Marie Salomé, Martha, Marie Magdalena and Sara landed on the shores of Camargue after a long journey from Palestine on a small boat.

…Continue reading here to learn more about this group of women who it is believed were sent to spread the word of the lord. Regardless of your religious beliefs Saint Maires de la Mer is a terrific day trip from St Remy (about 1h 15m) or from Arles (about 45 minutes). Market days are Mondays and Fridays with a choice of local products rice, fleur de sel (sea salt) and even a local wine. Philippe also share a tip on where to eat lunch.

Learn about Sainte Sara’s pilgrimage an annual gathering of gipsies in Saint Maires de la Mer that takes place during the month of May.

Follow these links for more articles on the why you might want to visit the Camargue and Saintes Maries de la Mer.

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Philippe Goninet

Philippe Goninet

Philippe grew up in hotels run by family in the resort town of Vichy. Hospitality and food interests directed Goninet’s educational choices of Business School in Paris (IPAG) and the Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne (EHL). He put his degrees to the test working in London at the French Tourist Board then at a central hotel. Then he “decided I needed sun and moved down south.” That is how he ended up in St Remy de Provence. Now this former Hotelier (managed a 4 star in St Remy for 11 years), is sharing Provence with others by offering private "tailor made" tours.

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