Camargue

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.wikipedia
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Arles

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta. In the 16th-17th centuries, big estates, known locally as mas, were founded by rich landlords from Arles.
A large part of the Camargue is located on the territory of the commune, making it the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory (though Maripasoula, French Guiana, is much larger).

Rhône

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.
The resulting delta constitutes the Camargue region.

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

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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. The only other towns of note are along the sea front or near it: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, about 45 km to the southwest and the medieval fortress-town of Aigues-Mortes on the far western edge, in the Petite Camargue.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (lit.: Saint Marys of the Sea, Provençal Occitan: Lei Santei Marias de la Mar) is the capital of the Camargue (Provençal Occitan Camarga) in the south of France.

Bouches-du-Rhône

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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.
The Rhône river delta forms a vast swampy wetlands area called the Camargue in the southwestern part of the department.

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.
The Rhône divides the Massif Central from the Alps and flows into the Mediterranean Sea at the Camargue.

Parc naturel régional de Camargue

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In 2008, it was incorporated into the larger Parc naturel régional de Camargue.
Parc naturel régional de Carmargue (PNRC), or Regional Nature Park of the Camargue, is a protected area which was designated in 1970 along the shoreline of the Camargue, France.

Étang de Vaccarès

The central area around the shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès has been protected as a regional park since 1927, in recognition of its great importance as a haven for wild birds.
Étang de Vaccarès is a lake, or rather; a salt water lagoon (étang), in the wetlands of the Camargue in the delta of the River Rhône in southern France.

Camargue cattle

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Camargue horses (Camarguais) roam the extensive marshlands, along with Camargue cattle (see below).
The Camargue is a breed of domestic cattle native to the Camargue marshlands of the river delta of the Rhône in southern France.

Communes of France

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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.
In metropolitan France the largest commune is the commune of Arles (50,513 inhabitants) near Marseille, the territory of which encompasses most of the Camargue (the delta of the Rhône River): 8.7 times the area of the city of Paris (excluding the outlying parks of Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes) at 759 km2.

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

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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.
There are many marshes and cultivated plans nearby, and vast salt-water marshes of the Camargue swamp.

Manade

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Many of these animals are raised in semi-feral conditions, allowed to roam through the Camargue within a manade, or free-running herd.
A manade (prov. menada, originally from lat. manus = hand) is a term used mainly in the Camargue area in France for a semi-feral group of Camargue cattle or horses led by a gardian, or herder.

Bullfighting

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Camargue horses are ridden by the gardians (cowboys), who rear the region's cattle for fighting bulls for export to Spain, as well as sheep.
Originally, at least five distinct regional styles of bullfighting were practised in southwestern Europe: Andalusia, Aragon–Navarre, Alentejo, Camargue, Aquitaine.

Saint Sarah

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is the destination of the annual Romani pilgrimage for the veneration of Saint Sarah.
The center of her veneration is Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a place of pilgrimage for Roma in the Camargue, in southern France.

Greater flamingo

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Its brine ponds provide one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo.
It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (Bangladesh and coastal regions of Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka), the Middle East (Israel, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain) and southern Europe (including Spain, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, and the Camargue region of France).

Camargue horse

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Camargue horses (Camarguais) roam the extensive marshlands, along with Camargue cattle (see below).
The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France.

Folco de Baroncelli-Javon

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As an influential gardian (a kind of Provençal cowboy), he is an important figure in the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Camargue region of southern France.

Psalmody Abbey

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Salt was a source of wealth for the Cistercian "salt abbeys" of Ulmet, Franquevaux and Psalmody in the Middle Ages.
Psalmody Abbey, also Psalmodie Abbey or Psalmodi Abbey (Abbaye de Psalmody, Psalmodi or Psalmodie), was a Benedictine abbey located near Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze in the Camargue, in the department of Gard and the region of Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France.

Camargue equitation

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Camargue equitation
Camargue equitation is the traditional style of working riding of the gardian herders of the Camargue region of southern France.

Bac du Sauvage

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The Bac du Sauvage or Sauvage Ferry is a cable ferry across a branch of the Rhône in the Camargue region of southern France.

Aigues-Mortes

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The only other towns of note are along the sea front or near it: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, about 45 km to the southwest and the medieval fortress-town of Aigues-Mortes on the far western edge, in the Petite Camargue.
to the east, the road D58 connects the city to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and the commune of Arles. This road winds through the rice fields and the various ponds that make up the Camargue.

Gardian

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Camargue horses are ridden by the gardians (cowboys), who rear the region's cattle for fighting bulls for export to Spain, as well as sheep.
A gardian is a mounted cattle herdsman in the Camargue delta in Provence, southern France.

Mas (Provençal farmhouse)

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In the 16th-17th centuries, big estates, known locally as mas, were founded by rich landlords from Arles.
The mas found in the mountains and in the Camargue sometimes has a more complex shape.

Camargue red rice

Camargue red rice
Camargue red rice is a variety of red rice cultivated in the wetlands of the Camargue region of southern France.

Provençal dialect

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.

Natural region

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The Camargue (Provençal Camarga) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.