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
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal 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 ProvenceLifestyle: 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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Chassagnette Vegetarian Restaurant Camargue
Philippe GoninetRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

La Chassagnette in Camargue is a Perfect Vegetarian Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Going to La Chassagnette restaurant is rather an experience. Located 15 minutes south of Arles in Le Sambuc (about 50 minutes from St Remy de Provence), it is tucked in the middle of Camargue in a little peace heaven. Chef Armand Arnal who is leading …

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Exploring Camargue Wildlife
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhilippe Goninet

A Day in Camargue Discovering the Wildlife and Nature

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Camargue is the name of the area formed by the Rhone river delta starting in Arles when the Rhône river divides in two (small Rhône on the west, large Rhône on the east). Known as the kingdom of bulls and white Camargue horses, it …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhilippe Goninet

How to Spend a Day in the Camargue at Saintes Maries de la Mer

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Once upon a time, many moons ago (actually in 40 after C), Marie Jacobé, Marie Salomé, Martha, Marie Magdalena and Sara landed on the shores of Camargue after a long journey from Palestine on a small boat. …Continue reading here to learn more about this group …

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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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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.” This natural wetland preserve of 100,000 hectares was created in 1986 (read more …

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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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