Cavaillon to Saint-Gilles

We had already walked for a week before we got to Cavaillon, having come down from the Baronnies and across the Luberon. The weather had been extremely hot and we had taken refuge in an air-conditioned hotel at Cavaillon.

Having crossed the slow, sandy Durance river, we followed the rocky chain of the Alpilles to St-Rémy-de-Provence, then to Fontvieille. After that we came to the edge of the Camargue, which was covered with a network of canals, some of them without bridges, and eventually reached the majestic Rhône at Arles.

From here we set off across the Camargue proper, a flat land of marshes, lakes and canals, until we crossed the Petit Rhône (not as small as it sounds), followed by the Rhône-Sète canal, and arrived at St-Gilles.

Getting to Cavaillon

Cavaillon has a railway station so you can get there from almost anywhere in France.

Our route for this section

Day 1: Cavaillon to St-Rémy-de-Provence

Day 2: St-Rémy-de-Provence to Fontvieille

Day 3: Fontvieille to Saint-Gilles


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