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The Hunting and Nature Lodge

The Hunting and Nature Lodge opened its doors in September 2008. This museum aims to acquaint the public with the art of hunting and the natural resources of La Crau, the Camargue and the Alpilles Mountains.
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The Hunting and Nature Lodge was created for a double purpose. Besides the discovery of the region’s natural heritage, it rallies nature lovers for the common goal of conservation.

On the ground floor, permanent exhibitions are themed around three areas:
- Discovering the richness of the three geographical entities represented by La Crau, the Alpilles Mountains and the Camargue with respect to geology, fauna, flora, etc.
In this section, three dioramas, created in minute detail by the local painter Marignan, can be enjoyed by the public. They represent different landscapes of Provence and serve as scenery for a collection of stuffed animals.
- The spectrum of human activities typical of the region include sheep-breeding, salt mining, rice growing, olive growing, reed-cutting ("sagne"), etc.
- A highlight of the hunting activities practiced in the region since time immemorial.

Upstairs, a large gallery is dedicated to travelling exhibitions of wildlife artists and to conferences. Information about current exhibitions is provided in the News/Events section. Finally, the Hunting and Nature Lodge can organize guided tours or nature outings for school groups and other groups. For more information, please check at the Lodge during opening hours.

Ouverte du mardi au samedi De novembre à mai : 10h-12h30 et 14h-17h30 De juin à octobre : 10h-12h30 et 14h-18h Ainsi que De septembre à juin : le premier et le troisième dimanche du mois En juillet et août, tous les dimanches Entrée 3 € - Gratuit pour les moins de 16 ans, les groupes scolaires et les centres de loisirs Tél. : 04 90 55 12 56

Open from Tuesday to Saturday
From November to May: 10 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm - 5:30 pm
From June to October: 10 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
And from September to June : The first and third Sunday of the month.
In July and August : every Sunday
Free entrance for everuone