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The Camargue

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The Camargue is a large river delta made up of plains, brine lagoons and reed covered marshes. The area is known for wild horses found only in southeastern France. These horses could be descended from prehistoric horses that lived in the area during the Paleolithic period, 17,000 years ago.

  

We got into the heart of the Camargue by taking a tour boat into one of its channels. Along the way we saw herds of black bulls. Bulls like the ones below are used in local bullfights staged somewhat like the bullfights in Spain. However, the bulls are not killed at the end of the fight.

  

Fishermen tie up their boats in the protected water of the delta and work on their nets when they are not at sea.

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