Naturepark Camargue

Flamingoooooooooooooos!

Älgbert Elgson

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The Camargue Regional Nature Park is a small part of the Camargue area in southern France. The very flat landscape is interspersed with large swamp areas and many areas can therefore not be discovered by tourists.

What is a disadvantage for the tourists encourages the local wildlife. Attentive visitors may even spot wild horses in the accessible parts of the landscape. You can certainly watch numerous flamingos, which are looking for small crabs in the shallow water with their curved beaks.

  • Camargue
  • Camargue
  • Flamingos in Camargue
  • Flamingos in Camargue
  • Camargue

While the northern part of the Camargue is very fertile and fruit, vegetables and even rice are grown there, the northern part is rather barren. A plant that wants to grow and thrive in the marshes of the Camargue Natural Park must be very salt and water tolerant. The southern part of the Camargue is therefore determined more by the salt extraction.

Salt Pans (Salin-de-Giraud)

Adjacent to the Camargue Natural Park is the town of Salin-de-Giraud. There is a small observation hill from which the large salt pans can be seen.

  • Salzpfannen in Salin de Giraud | Salt pans in Salin de Giraud
  • Salzpfannen in Salin de Giraud | Salt pans in Salin de Giraud
  • Salzpfannen in Salin de Giraud | Salt pans in Salin de Giraud
  • Salzpfannen in Salin de Giraud | Salt pans in Salin de Giraud

How to get there?

The saline in Salin-de-Giraud is somewhat hidden and our navigation system has not told us the right way to get there. In the following picture, the viewpoint is marked with the red symbol. There is enough space on site to park the car.

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Conclusion:
The regional nature park of the Camargue is very large but also very barren as described above. Since the roads are not in very good condition, the car trips take a long time and you can only see the same flat landscape over and over again, which of course also has its charm with the animals there.
The saltworks observation point in Salin-de-Giraud offers a nice photo motif, but everyone has to consider whether a detour is worth it.

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