Symbolof a territory
At the request of the Marquis de Baroncelli in 1926, the painter Hermann-Paul drew the symbol of the whole Camargue territory: the Camargue cross.
HISTORYof the Cross
The Marquis Baroncelli is an emblematic character of the Camargue and was a fervent defender of the ecological, traditional and cultural heritage of the Camargue. He also militated for the respect of the gypsy pilgrimage of the Saintes Maries de la Mer.
"Faith, hope and charity" is the credo of the Saintois that is symbolized in the cross of Camargue.
This famous cross was inaugurated in 1926. It is currently located at the Pont de Mort, in Saintes Maries de la Mer. For the anecdote, the current Cross of Camargue is a replica, the original having been stolen.
THE CAMARGUEseaside hotel
The Camargue Cross is located a few minutes from the Mangio seaside hotel, our 4-star establishment in Saintes Maries de la Mer.