Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone is a commune in Bouches-du-Rhone department, southern France,, with a population of 8,580 inhabitants (2012 census). Its total area is 73.38 km2 (28.33 ml2). The commune was established in 1904 from Arles and Fos-sur-Mer. Saint-Louis channel was created in 1871, and the parish was founded in 1886.
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone is an industrial city and port annex of Marseille located at the mouth of Rhone River. It includes a lot of parks, large avenues and farmhouses known as camarguais.
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone boasts 3 popular beaches: Carteau beach, Napoleon beach and Olga beach. There are a wealth of marshes and cultivated plans close by, as well as vast salt-water marshes of Camargue swamp. Camargue produces mainly mineral oil and salt. There are also grain mills and petrochemical factories. Local wildlife includes pink flamingos in the marshes and herds of wild horses.
Major activities in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone include the market (each Wednesday), the Fair (held at the beginning of August), the local festival (on the 3rd Sunday of July, featuring bullfight, tournaments and folklore), and Rhone beach (with its Kitesurfing school, school of veil, sea fishing, horseriding, camping, boating and yacht club).
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