Syndicat Mixte des Traversées du Delta du Rhône

The Sauvage ferry

The Sauvage ferry is a cable ferry which connects the two banks of the Petit-Rhône, in the Camargue, free of charge. Located in the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, it is located 6.5 km from the village and the Mediterranean sea.

The ferry currently in service, the Sauvage III, has provided the crossings since 1972.
It can carry 8 cars, 30 passengers and crew members.
The ferry measures 28 meters long and 5 meters wide.

It crosses the Petit-Rhône while being guided by pulleys circulating along a trail cable to compensate for the current which can be strong. It is also an economical operation because the energy required is only used to move forward and can therefore be reduced.

Access control: priority for police and emergency services, as well as horse riders

For your safety it is controlled by the pilot on the basis of two-color traffic lights:

  • green means moving forward because authorized to board,
  • red means stop, wait.

État du trafic

Bac de Barcarin


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Bac du Sauvage


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Pas ou peu d'attente


Sûrement un peu d'attente​

Très chargé

Attente supérieure ou égale à 30 minutes


Trafic à l'arrêt

Ces informations sont représentatives du trafic au moment où elles sont mises à jour. Le SMTDR ne pourra être tenu responsable de l’évolution parfois rapide de l’affluence ou de la météo.

Traffic conditions

Barcarin ferry


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Sauvage's Ferry


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Little or no waiting


Probably a bit of a wait


Waiting greater than or equal to 30 minutes


Traffic stopped

This information is representative of traffic at the time it is updated. The SMTDR cannot be held responsible for the sometimes rapid change in attendance or the weather.