Gypsy Pilgrimage Saintes-Maries
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Gypsy Pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue

I find myself increasingly comfortable listening to conversations I don’t understand. Throaty vowels, rusty consonants, over half a dozen languages being spoken at once; French, Spanish, Catalan, American, Austrian, Italian, Romani during the Gypsy Festival, Pélerinage Gitan, in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Listening with our minds instead of our hearts, language often limits …

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Aigues Mortes Camargue Visit
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Aigues Mortes the Fortified Town in the Camargue

Don’t Argue with a King Aigues Mortes (Eaux Mortes or Dead Waters) is where King Louis IX chose to build a fortified presence in 1240. However, King Louis IX was not the first to construct near this marshland. Charlemagne beat him to it many years before when he had the …

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Adventures Camargue Kids
ExploreLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Wild West Adventures in the Camargue with Kids

Provence’s Wild West Beaches, black bulls, ancient fortresses, and pink flamingos, the Camargue is like the Wild West of the South of France. The Camargue is a great place to spend your holidays. It feels less explored and lies between the Cote d’Azur and the Languedoc-Roussillon regions. The Camargue is …

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Visit Pink Flamingos Camargue
Ashley TinkerExplore

Visiting the Pink Flamingos of Camargue in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Flamingos in Provence Did you know that we have a lot of pink flamingos in Provence? It’s not something that one would associate with the place of hilltop towns, olives, almonds, sunflowers, and lavender but that is my favourite thing about this region- it’s diversity. From our location …

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ExploreLocals Travel TipsMargo Lestz

The Camargue: Horses, Bulls, and Gardians of Provence

Southwest Provence, around Arles and the Camargue, has a very distinctive culture: it’s a horse and bull culture. This marshy area, unsuitable for development, has been of little interest to humans over the years. Thus, it was a perfect place for herds of wild white horses, black cattle, and a multitude …

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Sable de Camargue winery Wines Provence @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Sable de Camargue A Most Unusual Place for a French Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: This article was previously published by Insiders Abroad. Our Barefoot Blogger describes how she was exploring the wild, natural landscape of the Camargue and “stumbled” across the wines that fall into the “Sable de Camargue” category. Flamingos and Tidewater: A Most Unusual Place for a …

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5 Reasons Visit Camargue Views Mediterranean Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

5 Reasons to Visit the Camargue

Take a road trip to a world away from lavender-scented fields, perched villages, and candy-coloured shutters. Head to the Camargue! The marshland and brackish waters where the Rhone River finally meets the Mediterranean define Provence’s “wild west.” Created in 1986, the natural wetland preserve is 100,000 hectares in size (read …

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Camargue views #Camargue #Provence @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

7 Reasons You Should Go To The Camargue

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: It’s hard to say when the Barefoot Blogger will ever get her fill of the Camargue. The preserved area south of Arles,  the Parc naturel régional de Camargue, is between the Mediterranean and the Rhone river delta. One-third of the Camargue is marshland, lagoons and lakes. …Continue …

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Camargue White Horses Provence @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Back to the Camargue: The White Horses

By Deborah While reminiscing warm days of summer in France, there’s no more beautiful memory than the white horses of the Camargue. Be sure to view the video from YOUTube, too. It’s mesmerizing. Enjoy! Two short visits to the outskirts of the Camargue, and an encounter with the magnificent white …

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Join TripUSAFrance Tours Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join TripUSAFrance Tours for Lavender, Medieval Cities, Roman Sites

Make this your year to visit Provence’s celebrated lavender fields! The earthy fragrance fills the air as rows of deep purple flowers dance in the summer breeze towards the horizon. Experience the region’s famous lavender plateaus and visit many remarkable sites in the South of France on a TripUSAFrance nine …

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