Aigues Mortes Camargue Visit
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages 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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Nature Photography Provence Alain Poirot flamingo head up-down
Inspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in ProvenceRebecca Ronane

Capturing Nature Photography in Provence

In recent years, my husband, Alain Poirot, discovered a passion for photography. Although he has travelled extensively, one of the many benefits of living in Provence is that nature is literally outside our door. Nature Nearby Photographic passion is a little more than the iPhone snap. It means making multiple …

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Adventures Camargue Kids
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura 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: Travel in Provence

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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Cowboy Culture Bulls Taureaux Camargue Provence @PerfProvence
Inspire: Art & CultureKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Cowboy Culture Living Dangerously in Provence

“The bull has escaped!” Cowboy Culture in Provence I looked up to see a thousand pounds of anger barreling down the street at me. Everyone scattered, frantically jumping over the metal barriers to safety. The bull thundered past, followed by closely by French cowboys on horseback. It was a terrifying …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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camargue-horse-in-sea @Margo_Lestz
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsMargo Lestz

The Camargue: Horses, Bulls, and Gardians of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: 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 …

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Sable de Camargue winery Wines Provence @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & DrinkWines 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: Travel in Provence

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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White Horses of Camargue @Bfblogger2015 @alanmcbride
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

White Horses on the Beach: Festival d’ Abrivados Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: When I heard there were going to be white horses racing on the beach at Saites-Maries-de-la-Mer, I couldn’t wait to get there. I sent a note to my photographer friend, Alan McBride, and suggested he join me with his fancy cameras. It was an …

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