The Camargue

The Camargue is a unique area in the South of France located on the Mediterranean coastline. It has the largest river delta in Western Europe and encompasses a large salty lagoon (360 square miles). More than 400 species of birds including flamingos live in this area. It can be hard to spot the flamingos because they are shy. I was able to see them, but was not able to get a photo. There are also wild horses that roam the area. I was lucky to be able to see some of these majestic white horses as I was driving in the area. Rice is grown in this area and I saw many rice fields driving through the northern part of the region. Salt is also a major industry and many roadside stands sell local fleur de sel.

Next time:

  • Visit the Camargue museum

 

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