Discovering Provence The CAMARGUE
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The Camargue region of southern Provence is known for its desolation, white horses, black bulls and swampy plains.Less known is its history of Crusaders at Aigues-Mortes, the ancient city with spectacular 13th century military architecture;its salt traders and Crusader saddle makers.
Today this southern Rhône river delta is one of Europe’s largest ecological reserves, fostering a unique environmental balance.Every year it sees a migration of pink flamingos, the harvest of an introduced rice development and large scale industrial production of salt.
The Gypsies of France have made Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer a holy centre for their annual religious celebrations whilst a dramatic demonstration of medieval falconry embodies the spirit, the pomp and pageantry of castles, knights and kings.
- Evolution of the Rhône River delta, the Camargue
- The white Camargue horse and the Fête du Cheval
- Camargue bulls bred for the traditional bullfight, the course à la cocarde
- Guardians of the Camargue and their cabanes
- Arles the capital, its Fête des Guardians and Fête du Costume
- Interview with Mme Jeanne Calment, 122 years old
- Saintes-Maries de la Mer and the ceremony of the two holy Marys
- Origin of the Gypsies and their annual pilgrimage to worship black Saint Sarah
- The Camargue Natural Reserve where the pink flamingo nests
- Rice growing and history of the production of salt in the Camargue
- Aigues-Mortes the Crusader port.The Crusader’s saddle and a saddle maker
- The Beaucaire Fair and falconry of the Middle Age