The Galleries

Happy Christmas and Best wishes for the year 2024, Good ride in pictures and thank you for all your visits…

The Camargue

Between Petit Rhône and Grand Rhône, the Camargue delta is the largest wetland in Europe hosting a world biosphere reserve. This essentially lacustrine region has many swamps, ponds and marshes. These quite varied habitats constitute and model exceptional landscapes. I had the opportunity to photograph these many times, so I present to you some photo galleries on this theme.

The Cevennes

Cevennes are a mountainous region forming part of the Massif Central, and extending mainly over the departments of Lozère, Gard and Hérault. First of all the southern part has a Mediterranean climate, while the region of Mont Lozère and Mont Aigoual has a more mountainous climate, given the altitude of these two massifs.
The Cevennes National Park was created in 1970. However  this his park has a unique feature among national parks, that of being home to a large permanent population.

Great Causses

Great Causses extend to the south of the Aveyron department, in Lozère, Gard and a small part of Hérault. This is an appellation which designates a set of more or less vast limestone high plateaus with reliefs shaped by puechs and valleys interspersed with ravines, valleys and gorges located to the south of the Massif Central. They rise from 700 to 1,200 m above sea level and are therefore part of the mountain level. It is a medium limestone mountain environment.
The year 1995 saw the creation of the Great Causses Regional Natural Park. As a result it is the third largest park in France after the Volcanoes of Auvergne and Corsica. Furthermore Great Causses Regional Natural Park also adjoins the Cevennes National Park.

Alpilles and Crau

I also visit other regions not very far from my home :

  • The Alpilles in Provence, the Alpilles Regional Natural Park located between Luberon and Camargue low altitude mountain range, the Opies are the highest point at 496 meters above sea level.
  • The Crau plain, located south of the Alpilles, between the Etang de Berre and the Camargue, this plain is renowned for its remarkable landscapes, which are home to endemic fauna and flora.