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Festival of the Camargue

The Camargue celebrates its unique wildlife habitats with the Festival of the Camargue (Festival de la Camargue et du Delta du Rhône) 7-13 May 2018

poster The Camargue is a natural region located south of Arles (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, ProvencePACA), between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the delta of the Rhône. It is home to more than 400 species of birds and is one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. The marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, notably some of the most ferocious mosquitos to be found anywhere in France. Camargue horses roam the extensive marshlands, along with Camargue cattle.

The festival includes an exhibition showcasing the Wildlife Photographers of the Year,and films and exhibits highlighting the conservation work that is being undertaken. There will be numerous wildlife trails by foot, bike, horse, boat etc, which can take you into parts of the Camargue usually off-limits to visitors

And in the evening there will be “gipsy”music and dancing including some flamenco music reflecting the strong ties of this area with Spain.The centre for the Festival will be Port Saint Louis.

For more info see www.festival-camargue.fr or the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

Mas de Calabrun

Hotel Les Arnelles

The are many holiday accommodation options for visiting the Camargue, including Arles or there is  The Mas de Calabrun, a hotel on a private estate in the Camargue Regional Park or –Hotel Les Arnelles – in the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park, with an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace ideal for horse riding.

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