Camargue

In the south of France, where the Rhône flows into the sea, there is an almost desert country called the Camargue, where herds of wild horses still live. In  Arles, there is a tradition:  every May 1st, the brotherhood of the Gardians, more than 500 years old, parades  in the city. The guardians meet in Lice, parade through the streets of the city, and bless their horses on the forecourt of Notre Dame de la Major. The afternoon,  games are organized in the large arena of the city, bringing together guardians and mounts, cockade and razeteurs, Arlésien and curious tourists.

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