The Camargue has its geographical position a wide variety of land on a
small territory: north pastures, marshes, freshwater ponds, brackish or
salt, and coastline. In addition to offering a very characteristic
vegetation, the Camargue is a must for migratory birds crossing twice a
year in the Mediterranean, making it an ornithological site forefront.
Flat land, furniture and exposed to strong winds, it is nevertheless a
natural particularly fragile.
This is in response to growing road traffic, leisure and outdoor activities intensive agriculture, and the multiple risks of pollution of the Rhone delta, which was created in 1970 the Regional Park of the Camargue. Spread over 84,000 hectares of land straddling the towns of Arles and Saintes-Maries, and 34,000 hectares of sea, sparsely populated, its creation objectives for the conciliation of the first local agriculture quality to its environment, conservation and effective management of water.
Rightly regarded as a successful example of sustainable development in France, the Camargue Regional Park provides two famous AOC: the Camargue bull, and the Camargue rice, whose culture is constantly under pressure from international competition but enjoys a deserved reputation and know-how.