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Camargue:

Culture and nature conjugation

Research and writing:  Sylvie Berthiaume

A two-week stay in Camargue promises a large palette of sensations that impregnate spirit and skin.

Horses, bulls, lambs

The region classified as a UNESCO "Biosphere Reserve", located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Rhone, has natural attractions as salt marshes, ponds and landscapes, plus cultivated lands and rice paddies, as well as sheep and bull farms.

These can be seen and felt on the backs of the rustic horses of Camargue, either by exploring a programmed circuit during one day on 29 km, or passing from one to the other horse ranches, day by day.

 

These activities are accessible for both those accustomed to horsebackriding and those being at their first equestrian experience, because the stables provide lessons and organized short courses.

Pink, pink, and even more pink

Another type of day hiking, by bike this time, guarantees a stunning show at the Fangassier pond, where we find the largest colony of pink flamingos in the Mediterranean.

Julius Caesar and Vincent Van Gogh

You cannot stay in Camargue without visiting the city of Arles, to impregnate as much of its past and its present. On foot, solo or guided, one of the many circuits offers a duration of 1 to 3 hours each.

Arles is not only its arenas and the Arlésienne’s costume. The discoveries of Antiquity, the Middle-Age, of the Renaissance and the Classical period are waiting for us blind one to the passage. Modern Art is found in its many museums and galleries.

Colored beds and roofs 

In the city of Arles and in its surrounding region, all types of accommodation are available. An unusual suggestion to impregnate more images and pleasures.

The trailers of Chico, in the center of Arles, more precisely in the Patio of Camargue. Old wooden trailers, all different from each other, real flash of colors. Modern amenities are nearby and rental includes breakfast.

www.arlestourisme.com

A cavale not banal.

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