The Saintes Maries de la Mer : Pearl of Camargue
Famous for its paradisiacal beaches, its gypsy culture and its bullfighting traditions, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many surprises in store for you!
Did you know that it was originally an Egyptian colony? Saint Sarah, the Patron Saint of the gypsies, is not she also called Sarah the Egyptian? What if Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer was the real gateway to Christianity in Western Europe from the arrival of the “Saintes Maries” (Mary-Magdelene, Mary-Salome, Mary-Jacobe) who gave their name to the city?
Follow your guide-lecturer in the Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer church and in the historic center to understand the importance of this city through the centuries.