The Camargue

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The Camargue is one of the most interesting places in the South of France, in my opinion. 

It is a natural region just south of Arles – its capital. It has been branded a wetland of international importance and is absolutely full of wildlife. Home to over 400 species of birds, the Camargue expands over 900 square km and is full of pink flamingos, who are everywhere you turn. Also home to the very famous Camarguais horses (white horses), who are used in bullfights and for hearding cattle, it is one of the most protected areas in Europe.

There aren’t very many cities or villages close by, as a third of the Camargue is made up of large “étangs” cut off from the sea. One of the closest towns is Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer, which is a very lovely french village.

Lots of people from all over the world come to the South of France to see the Camargue – to watch the bulls and horses eat the grass and play in the water, and to watch the flamingos bathe in the étangs.

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Gina Evans-Forte
Gina Evans-Forte
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