In the land of white horses, black bulls and pink flamingos, at the heart of an 18th century estate the Bon family share their special place with a few guests. This charming small luxury hotel exudes Camargue cultural heritage. Here, you’ll discover this secret and wild land of passion and traditions. You can ride in open country, side by side with the « gardians » (cow herds), learn about their ancient traditions, visit the region’s many cultural attractions, admire its stunning natural beauty and still come home at night to rest in the lap of simple but refined luxury.
The Camargue horse is indigenous to the Rhone Delta in Southern France and is considered one of the oldest breeds in the world. For centuries, these small horses have lived wild in the harsh environment of the Camargue marshes and wetlands. They are incredibly adapted to their environment, surefooted and responsive.
A guardian will guide you through the rice paddies of the 500 hectares (1235 acres) of land belonging to the estate.. The famous white horses will take you as close as is safe to their Camargue bulls. Advanced riders, may be able to participate in sorting the bulls with their gardians who will be happy to share their work and passion with you.
In Camargue, one of the most popular (spectator) sports is the ‘Course à la Cocarde’ a form of bullfighting where the animal often comes out on top and always goes home to his herd after a game. The bulls at the Manade Jacques Bon are bred in semi-liberty for just that purpose and should therefore not be approached on foot. They are wild, irritable and fierce, and they will outrun the fastest of us!
The Mas de Peint and the Manade Jacques Bon are committed to eco-responsible tourism, sustainability and environmental preservation. In season, the vegetable garden produces food for the restaurant and local craftsmen and producers are favored suppliers. Pastures and crops are constantly rotated to preserve and regenerate the soil, leaving the agricultural land cleaner and richer in organic matter for a healthier production of cereal grains, grass and food for people and animals.
Route de Salin-de-Giraud, 13200 Arles, France
Marseille Provence Airport
Chef Grégory Brousse serves fresh, generous and sincere dishes with the look and taste of the Camargue by selecting products coming exclusively from our own farm and our superb region. After working in Paris, he decided to find a balance between his passion and family. Today he creates a universe to his liking in perfect cohesion with our estate. His curiosity, his talent and his love of our land make him a big-hearted chef in search of excellence. He carefully chooses products from local producers and mainly from sustainable farms: bull meat and rice from our farm, Camargue olive oil and of course the fruits and vegetables from our garden that guide his inspiration.
Arles, Camargue, France