The Camargue is a vast plain (1450 km 2) formed by the Rhone delta. Made up of marshes and dotted with ponds, a nature reserve is home to a wonderful flora and fauna. Migratory birds rest there during their journey, there are many flamingos in ponds. The Camargue has its own culture, the guardians raise bulls and horses, is a land of bullfights in which the highlights are the ferias of Nîmes and Arles. The gypsy pilgrimage of St. Maries-de-la-Mer on 24 and 25 May each year attracts tens of thousands of people. Aigues-Mortes is a beautiful medieval town still surrounded by ramparts. The sea, sun and wind make Salins de Giraud a center of salt production. The wide sandy beaches of Saintes Maries at the Grau du Roi and La Grande Motte welcome you for a bath in the mediterranean sea.