Les Tourades

The Tourades centre, situated near the town of Arles in Provence, was A Rocha France’s first permanent environmental study centre, acquired in 2001.

As well as being the headquarters of our association, the centre’s primary role is as a base for the scientific surveys and the land management work we carry out. We concentrate our efforts on the Vallée des Baux and its fauna, flora and ecosystems – wetlands, evergreen oak woodlands and chalk massifs. All of the areas we study are part of the Natura 2000 network of protected environments. The Tourades centre is open all year round and welcomes students and volunteers (for periods of 15 days to more than a year) who wish to get involved with our work alongside the permanent staff team, according to their abilities and goals.

Visitors are also welcome to stay at the centre, depending on whether our guestrooms are available; they have the chance to get to know A Rocha France’s various projects and to make use of the outside pool on sunny days, as well as getting to know the region with its diverse landscapes (in particular the Vallée des Baux, the Alpilles mountain range, the Crau plain and the Camargue wetlands), its rich cultural and historical heritage and its remarkable flora and fauna.

Come and stay at Les Tourades!

Setting and heritage

The Tourades centre is located at a historical crossroads, as well as a crossroads of habitats and landscapes.

How to get to Les Tourades

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