Museum of the Camargue
The island of Camargue, between the Rhône and the Mediterranean, has an exceptional environment, the result of the meeting of fresh and salt water and the human activities that have developed there. The Parc de Camargue aims to protect and bring to life this natural, cultural and human heritage in order to build the future of this territory.
It is at the Mas du Pont de Rousty that the Natural Park has installed the Camargue Museum, a showcase for the territory. Renovated in 2013, with a view to sustainable development, the sheepfold, under its original framework, offers an immersion in the Camargue of yesterday and today with the permanent exhibition "The thread of water, the thread of time".
Historical pieces, interactive, playful and sound installations, videos and contemporary works of art invite young and old to surf between past, present and future, far from the clichés conveyed.
In 2019, the Musée de la Camargue has been extended to provide a larger reception area, a temporary exhibition room and new services for its visitors.
The experience can be extended thanks to the path that runs along the canal and rice fields to the marshes, passing by the gardian's hut. (3.5 km. Free access 7 days a week)
A cultural programme
All year round, shows, screenings, meetings, debates and thematic visits to the museum or the Park territory offer a fun and different approach to Camargue culture.
At the start of the trail, a work by Tadashi Kawamata, Horizons, invites you to reflect on the issues surrounding water in the Rhône delta.
On the Park's territory, the Water Paths route invites you to leave the beaten track to see the Camargue in a different way with Tadashi Kawamata's installations, Décise, on the banks of the Grand Rhône in Arles and Escale at the Grande Montlong pumping station.
Mas du Pont de Rousty
Means of communication
- Telephone : 04 90 97 10 82
- Fax : 04 90 97 19 20
- e-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.museedelacamargue.com
- Local tradition
- Sciences and technology
- Museum of France
From 01/04 to 30/09, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
From 01/10 to 31/03, daily between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Open every day from 10am to 5pm except on 25/12, 1/01 and weekends from November to January except during school holidays.
Parking avec place réservée. Musée de plain-pied, WC accessible, transfert sur la droite.
Aide à l'audition sur les dispositifs sonores pour les malentendants, supports écrits.
Outils de médiation divers.
Uniquement sur le sentier et tenus en laisse
- Car park
- Private parking
- Coach parking
- Pets welcome
- Home school groups
- Guided group tours obligatory
- Average length of visit : 60 minutes
- Size of groups : 30 max
- Guided individual tours on request
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Average length of visit : 90 minutes
Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 4 € (young people aged 10 to 18, students, over 65, groups of 10 or more).
Free entry for children < 10 years.
Free of charge: -10 years old, -18 years old on a school visit, disabled persons and their companion, job seekers, journalists, teachers, ICOM members... Free of charge on the first Sunday of the month.