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Unique to France in both culture and landscape, the sunny Camargue of southern France combines untamed countryside with traditional villages, walled crusader towns, modern resorts and delightful fishing ports.
The Rhone to Sete Canal often borders the seaside towns and fine sandy beaches from La Grande Motte to Agde. Medieval Aigues Mortes is well worth a visit with convenient moorings outside the town walls.
The glistening Mediterranean sea is never more than a few kilometres away, whilst inland the lagoons and dunes of the Camargue play host to a way of life that has changed little over the years.
The pleasant climate lends itself to unhurried evenings spent at the many charming cafes and restaurants, famous for the local seafood and delicate wines of Provence. The local speciality is beef (bull) casserole.
The pastures provide perfect grazing for wild bulls and the famous white Arab-type horses, still ridden by the exotic local cowboys or ‘gardiens’ who play a significant part in keeping the strong traditions of the region very much alive.
The region is also famous for its teeming bird life and pink flamingoes which gather in their hundreds, providing a vivid swathe of colour against the lush terrain.
The Camargue region is a vast orchard, with succulent fruits in abundance including plums, peaches and apricots and grapes producing the heady Muscat wines which go so well with sweet desserts.
Why not cruise in Camargue out of the main season? The weather is fine from February through November and there are few locks.
Explore the lakes We offer three main bases in the Camargue, with a number of one-way and out-and-back routes for both cruiser boats and Penichette barges.
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