Sunday, January 06, 2013

Dreaming of France -- The Camargue

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
On one of our trips to France, we visited the Camargue. We didn't explore as much as I would have liked, hiking the trails in search of flamingoes that stop there on their migration, but we did see some wild horses.
The wild horses in the Camargue are born brown then turn white. Here's a mother and foal.
We also saw the Camargue cowboys riding the white horses and coralling a bull through the streets. Here are a couple of shots from that exciting experience. Again, something that wouldn't happen in the United States because we would worry about someone suing if the bull got loose.
I would love to stay at a bed and breakfast in the Camargue and explore it leisurely. It's on my some day list.


Louise said...

I'd love to go to the Camargue one day, it is a great area for birds as you say, but I always think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail too (they mention it, and it was were I first heard of the area).

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

To be very honest I have not heard of Camargue..seems a bit like the wild west to me :-) :-)

Paulita said...

Anne, It's true that the Camargue is a little bit wild. It is south of Arles (so in Provence area) between the Mediterranean and the Rhone River. We visited with the kids cause I knew they would love it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I adore the photos of the horses --:)

Linda said...

I think I linked. I tried anyway. I got to explore the Camargue a little-really great.

Paulita said...

Linda, Yes, you linked! Wish we could make comments on your blog.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that it is a very distinct place in France and I would love to visit to see the salt flats and the wild white horses!


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