Camargue is a small region in the south of France, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the two forks of the Rhone River. The region, once home to Cistercian and Benedictine monks, is largely agricultural to the north. However, the southern part of the region holds some of the most untouched and pristine land in western Europe.
Fun facts about Camargue
Not familiar with Camargue? Don't worry. We have a slew of fun facts for you to get acquainted with the area.
- The Camargue region is western Europe's largest river delta.
- Approximately one-third of Camargue is made up of lakes or marsh land.
- Much of western Europe's industrial salt is mined in this area.
- Camargue's unique landscape has intrigued script writers and novelists for years, and the region is featured in such diverse works as the children's film, "The White Mane" and C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novel, "A Ship of the Line."