LANDSCAPES OF THE CAMARGUE, SOUTHERN  FRANCE

In the South of France, where the Rhone plunges into the sea, is a country almost desert-like called the Camargue, an exceptionally rich

mosaic of scenery and landscapes.

To the North the land has been developed by human agricultural progress.  Little by little the cultivation of cereals, asparagus, vines and rice has encroached upon the primitive Camargue environment.

Further South in the humid zone, the marshes and lakes, both fresh water and salt water, give the Camargue its unique character.   This fragile environment, constantly threatened by the expansion of agriculture, salt works, towns and tourism is vigorously conserved in order to maintain the ecological balance of the flora and fauna, indispensable to the breeding of the traditional bulls and horses of the Camargue.

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