See the wetlands and farms of the untamed Camargue, France’s protected Rhône River Delta region. The Camargue is a refuge for a huge array of birdlife and wild horses, and is one of Europe’s most carefully preserved natural parks. The Camargue Regional Nature Park, created in 1970, covers 100,000 ha of land in three towns.
Delve into the mysterious marshland of the Camargue alongside a local naturalist, on the lookout for wild horses and myriad wetland bird species.
Part of this excursion is a 2.5 hrs hike in an area of outstanding European flora and fauna: rare plant species like the glasswort, giant provençal reeds and the summer sand lily – of the 4700 species of flowering plants recorded in France, over 1000 are found in the Camargue; yes, the ubiquitous white horses and black bulls, but also thousands of birds who breed or use it as a resting place on the great north-south migratory route, such as the white egrets (often seen sitting on the backs of horses or bulls) and the emblematic pink (great) Flamingos, who have chosen La Camargue as their only regular nesting ground in Europe.
DURATION: about 4,5 hours
START: 2:15 PM