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Route. [76 km, 57 min] (57 km to the Cavaillon autoroute exit; 19 km to St Rémy) Go south out of Aix and onto the A8/E80 autoroute westbound, direction Lyon. Continue towards Lyon for 57 km (35 minutes), and take exit 25 (Cavaillon). After the toll booth, follow signs towards St-Rémy-de-Provence. This puts you on the tree-lined D99 southwest to Saint Rémy.

Saint Remy-de-Provence

Route. [10 km, 12 min] Go south from St Rémy on the D5 (direction Les Baux, Maussane/Alpilles).
In 1 km stop at Glanum - don't miss this.
7 km south of St Rémy turn right (east) onto the D27 that zig-zags up to Les Baux-de-Provence.

Glanum



Baux-de-Provence

Route. [8 km, 9 min] Continue southwest from Les Baux on the scenic D78f, then the D17 to Fontvieille.
Alternate. [5 km] Return east on the D27 3 km; right (south) on the D5 to Maussane-les-Alpilles. At the entry to Maussane is a very noce Santons museum. Leave Maussane-les-Alpilles to the west on the D17 and continue the route to Fohntvieille.

Fontvieille

Route. [10 km, 15 min] Continue southwest on the D17 to Arles. Entering from the north, the ruins of the Montmajour Abbey are on your left.
Alternate. [1 km] The Daudet Windmills are 1 km south on the Allée des Pins, past the Office de Tourisme. After a short visit, return to town, turn left and continue on the D17 southwest.

Arles

Route. [38 km, 38 min] From the Quai de la Roquette along the river (west side of town), signs will take you south up onto the N113/E80 (direction Nîmes). Cross the river and take the first exit (#4); at the roundabout go south on the D570 to Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer.
About 10 km from Arles, on the left, is a typical regional "mas" (farmhouse) museum. At different places along the road are places where you can take horse riding tours.
Near the end of the road, 4 km before arriving at Saintes Maries, look for the Ornithological Park on the left. We highly recommend this place, for the natural observation settings and the walks around the marshes.

Camargue



Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer