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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