In Camargue for the Festival Abrivado

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Here is a short summary of my recent visit to the Rhône Delta for the celebration that attracts a large audience of people from the South of France but very few visitors from the rest of Europe. Above: Chapelle de Pive, a little architectural jewel cherished in the domain of the Jeanjean Winery (more pics in this article)

Festival Abrivado

Every year, November 10th and 15th, a large number of riders and enthusiasts to follow them, converge on Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the South of France for the Festival Abrivado. It has been estimated that about 1000 horses show up on the East beach for this picturesque extravaganza.

More pics about it in this article.

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

A few kilometers from Saintes Maries de la Mer, a sixty hectare natural environment, replicating the features of the Delta, nests a large number of bird species, both sedentary and migratory.

Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Maguelone

«An enormous stone vessel come aground between the marshes and the see».

More pics about it in this article

Adieu a Garlan

«You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.»
(William D. Tammeus)

More pics about it in this article

People of the Delta

All shots taken from the steps of the Arena in Saintes Maries de la Mer.

Arbitrary imaging

Just for the sake of it.

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