The Camargue

The Camargue is an area situated between both main arms the Rhone delta, In the East the big Rhône, on the West the small Rhône. This is a vast alluvial plain of more than 85 000 hectares, this area essentially lagustre, contains numerous swamps and Ponds, the best known being the Pond of Vaccarès. This one is located within a geographic triangle of the Cities of Arles to the North, Saintes Maries de la Mer in the west, and Port Saint Louis du Rhone in the east. These latter two being located on the Mediterranean coast. Much of this land is part of the municipality of Arles, making it the largest municipality in France. The other party as part of the municipality of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Life of the Camargue is inseparable from the Rhone and the Sea. However between 1942 and 1984, this region lost about 35,000 hectares of wet zones. The Camargue remains however a wet zone of international importance, sheltering a world reserve of biosphere.

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    Favorite pictures 2023

    Here is the selection of my favorite photographs for the year 2023. These photographs were taken throughout the past year. You will find a large part of these in the section of latest photos of the site. This section constitutes a "Best-of" which is why I voluntarily limit the selection of this gallery to around forty photographs. However, the choice is always difficult and subjective at the time of selection.

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    Birds of Camargue

    Home >> Blog >> Birds of Camargue The Camargue has been part of the 46 parcs naturels régionaux what does France count. This park, with an area of 84,800 hectares of land, 34,300 on the sea, extends mainly over the municipalities of Arles and Saintes Marie de la Mer. It is the largest wetland in France. An exceptional biodiversity is present in these wetlands. The Camargue is one of the last natural environments on the Mediterranean coast. Birds of Camargue for ornithologists as for photographers, the Camargue is a privileged place for bird watching throughout the year. Grey Heron Black-winged Stilt Bird classification Camargue birds can be classified into four categories :…

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    The Camargue

    The Camargue is undoubtedly a paradise for birds. These ensured the international reputation of the Camarque by their variety. This region has more than 350 species of sedentary or migratory birds.