The Camargue

Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 02:01 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, UNESCO World Heritage
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Camargue map © ChrisO

Camargue map © ChrisO

The Camargue is the region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône. Administratively it lies within the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, the appropriately named “Mouths of the Rhône”, and covers parts of the territory of the communes of Arles – the largest commune in Metropolitan France, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – the second largest – and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. A further expanse of marshy plain, the Petite Camargue (little Camargue), just to the west of the Petit Rhône, is in the département of Gard. Camargue was designated a Ramsar site as a “Wetland of International Importance” on December 1, 1986.

The Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds; its brine ponds provide one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. The marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, notably (and notoriously) some of the most ferocious mosquitos to be found anywhere in France. It is also famous for the Camargue Bull and the Camargue Horse.The flora of the Camargue is specially adapted to cope with the saline conditions. Sea lavender and glasswort flourish, along with tamarisks and reeds.

Port Camargue - Nirvana © Jmpoirier1 Wild horses in Camargue © Barbarossa Port Camargue - Quai de Bougainville © Jmpoirier1 Port Camargue - Les Arpeges © Jmpoirier1 Port Camargue - Le Meltemi © Jmpoirier1 Flamingos in the Camargue Delta © Napa Flamingoes and Gardians cabin © flickr.com - Bruce Tuten Gardians Cowboy in traditional dress at Méjanes-Arles © hortense geninet Kite surfers at Beauduc Ponton © Fparrel Faraman Lighthouse - PACA region © Joselito tirados Abrivado-Bull race in Caveirac © imagecollection.org - David Perbost Camargue map © ChrisO
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Gardians Cowboy in traditional dress at Méjanes-Arles © hortense geninet
Officially established as a regional park and nature reserve in 1970, the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue covers 820 km² that are some of the wildest and most protected in all of Europe. A roadside museum provides background on flora, fauna, and the history of the area.

Officially established as a regional park and nature reserve in 1970, the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue covers 820 km² that are some of the wildest and most protected in all of Europe. A roadside museum provides background on flora, fauna, and the history of the area.

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