"Into The Camargue" Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by hquittner

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 55 photos

First Trip Into The Camargue

On our first trip into the Camargue we drove out from Arles and visited St. Gilles and then went out to Saintes-Maires-de-la-Mer and finally stopped at Aigue-Mort. Our second visit we we were part of a group which was taken for an afternoon and evening at the Domaine de Mejanes, one of the few remaining "ranches". Here we were treated to some typical ranch sports including a calf branding and steer wrestling. More interesting was watching local teenagers who were practicing to be fighting the bull-fighting technics of the course libre or a la cocarde.

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  • Pros:A Fortified Church
  • Cons:The Heat and Sun in Summer
  • In a nutshell:A Holy Story Came Ashore Here
  • Last visit to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: May 2001
  • Intro Updated Mar 12, 2011
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