Camargue, France
Camargue is the region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône. Approximately a third of the Camargue is either lakes or marshland. The central area around the shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès has been protected as a regional park since 1927, in recognition of its great importance as a haven for wild birds.

The Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds; its brine ponds provide one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. The marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, notably (and notoriously) some of the most ferocious mosquitos to be found anywhere in France. It is also famous for the Camargue Bull and the Camargue Horse. The flora of the Camargue is specially adapted to cope with the saline conditions. Sea lavender and glasswort flourish, along with tamarisks and reeds.

Things to see and do

* Horse riding
* Observing wildlife
* Flamingos
* Hiking
* Snow white Egrets

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 930 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The river port at Arles is located approximately 1km from the city centre.

Travel Links – Camargue is accessible from Arles.The Gare d'Arles railway station offers connections to Avignon, Nîmes, Marseilles, Paris, Bordeaux and several regional destinations.