Gaso de Taureaux Cowboy Culture Provence @KeithVanSickle
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Gaso de Taureaux When the Bulls Go For a Swim in Provence

An abrivado is a special event in Provence, where French cowboys called gardians run bulls through a town as part of a big sporting event. It’s an exciting test of horsemanship that not all gardians can master. Even more exciting is the Gaso de Taureaux. Here, instead of running through …

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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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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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Cowboys Provence Fete du village Bulls Explore Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Essential Reading to Understand the Cowboys of Provence

Summer days in Provence are bathed in sunshine and surrounded by a chorus of cicadas. In the Bouches du Rhone, the blinding blue skies and sweltering heat are also prime time for village festivals surrounding horse and bull events. These horsemen and women are extremely talented frequently testing the limits …

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Cowboys in the Camargue @ProvencePost
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Fundraiser for Camargue Cowboys April 3

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Let’s give it up for the Gardians! On Sunday April 3 at Domaine Paul Ricard de Méjanes, the Rotary Club des Baux    …Continue reading here for details on this Rotary Club event April 3rd. It is a fundraiser for the cowboys of the Camargue, …

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