Camargue is situated in southern France, and is one of forty-four regional nature parks of the country. It is located in the region of Provence, just south of Arles. Camargue is home to the Rhone Delta and many salt marshes, but is also country’s major producer of rice and cattle. Staying in Camargue apartments will put you close to scenery of outstanding natural beauty. You will be able to see the unique cattle of this region, known as Camargue cattle. The cattle are a major attraction, with their long horns and herded cowboys known as "les gardiens". There are jeep safaris, horse riding tours and bicycle tours available to explore the numerous delights and sights of Camargue. In fact, renting bicycles and exploring the region may be the best way to discover Camargue, as many places in Camargue are traffic-free.
Camargue Holiday Homes - discover the iconic flora and fauna of this beautiful French region
You can find several Camargue villas in the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la Mer. This port resort is located at the mouth of Petit Rhone, near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The village used to be a Roma pilgrimage site during the mediaeval period, with gypsies coming to pay homage to St. Sara, a practice still followed to this day. Staying at Camargue holiday rentals will put you close to the Church of Saintes Maies-de-la-Mer, where you can see three emblems, namely a heart, cross and anchor. According to legend, three Marys came to the village by sea, giving the village its name. The fortress town of Aigues Mortes also has several Camargue holiday rentals to offer. The town has kept its mediaeval architecture intact and is a popular destination for people looking for boating holidays. Aigues Mortes is located on the Canal Rhône-Sète. Camargue holiday rentals put people close to the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Grau, which is home to many migratory birds.
Camargue Holiday Villas - the ideal holiday location for birdlife lovers
The park’s most famous resident is the pink flamingo and this is the only place in France where these flamingoes flock to build their nests. The southern and central part of Camargue is home to salt marshes, and it is amazing to see the different plants and trees that have adapted to this salinity. Here you can see sea lavender, glasswort, tamarisks, junipers, wild rosemary and wild irises growing in profusion. The salt water lagoons present in these parts are surrounded by sand dunes and are used to produce salt. Here you will find Europe’s largest salt water evaporation pans at Salin-de-Giraud. Staying at Camargue holiday rentals will enable you to visit the 20-kilometre long sea dyke, which borders the salt farms of Salin-de-Giraud. Beyond the dyke, lies a chestnut forest. The forest with its unique flora is home to seagulls, Kentish plovers, sterns and avocets. You can also visit the woodlands of Camargue, located along the banks of River Rhone. These woodlands are replete with wildlife, such as rodents, wild boars, foxes, night herons and egrets. Camargue holiday rentals give people a chance to be close to nature and enjoy the variety of wildlife that this beautiful region has to offer.
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