Nature Wonders CAMARGUE Provence, France
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The unique landscape of the region along the Rhône Delta in France, known as the Camargue, is relatively young. It is believed that it grew to its present size of approximately ninety 5,000 hectares in around 8000 B.C.
A number of the region’s inhabitants are as famous as the landscape of the South of France, such as the famous white horses of the Camargue.
Bulls are extremely popular with the local inhabitants. They are often the centre of attention during the region’s mostly non-bloody bull fights known as ‘Corridas’.
Up until the end of September, the farmlands of the Camargue’s rice farmers are flooded with water up to 20 centimeters deep but there are also colorful fields with an abundance of sunflowers. However, the cultivation of rice also has its drawbacks. Due to the increasing desalinization of the land, the fragile ecosystem is gradually being undermined. However, the people of the Camargue are well aware of this danger to their wildlife and are actively engaged in preserving their unique world of swamps.
Thus the natural colors of the Camargue and its captivating, charismatic inhabitants will continue to enchant visitors for many more years to come.