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From the Verdon Gorges to the salt flats of Camargue.

Verantwortlicher Autor: Cortellessa Ciro Italia, 31.12.2023, 12:19 Uhr
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Verdon Gorges
Verdon Gorges  Bild: Cortellessa Ciro

Italia [ENA] Journey from the dramatic Verdon Gorges, with towering cliffs and turquoise waters, to the serene Camargue salt flats. Nature unfolds, revealing contrasting landscapes—canyons' grandeur transitions seamlessly to the vast, tranquil beauty of Camargue's salt marshes.

Nestled in southeastern France, the Verdon Gorges captivate with their awe-inspiring beauty. Carved by the Verdon River, these limestone canyons boast dramatic cliffs that rise up to 700 meters, creating a mesmerizing landscape. The terrain is a patchwork of vibrant greenery, rocky outcrops, and crystal-clear turquoise waters that wind their way through the rugged formations. The earthy red and ochre tones of the canyon walls create a striking contrast against the lush vegetation. Home to diverse flora and fauna, including eagles and vultures, the Gorges du Verdon is a haven for nature enthusiasts and hikers seeking breathtaking views along its winding trails.

The Verdon River
The Verdon River
The Verdon River

The extraordinary palette of colors, coupled with the serenity of this natural wonder, makes the Verdon Gorges an unforgettable destination for those in search of both adventure and tranquility.

The journey from the majestic Verdon Gorges to the ethereal Aigues Mortes salt flats unveils a seamless blend of natural wonders and cultural richness. As you traverse the picturesque landscapes of southeastern France, you'll eventually arrive at the historic salt marshes. These expansive saline areas, known as the Salins du Midi, have evolved over centuries through a meticulous process of sea and sun collaboration. The vibrant hues of the salt pans, ranging from soft pinks to crystalline whites, create a captivating mosaic against the azure sky. The Salins du Midi are a testimony to the harmonious dance between nature and human intervention.

Aigues-Mortes salt marshes.
Aigues-Mortes salt marshes.
Aigues-Mortes salt marshes.

Formed by evaporating sea water, the salt flats have been meticulously harvested since the 19th century, shaping the region's cultural and economic identity. Amidst this surreal backdrop, you'll encounter a unique ecosystem. The saline environment supports a variety of avian species, including flamingos that gracefully wade through the shallow, salt-laden waters. As you explore the salt flats, the air is filled with the calls of seagulls, creating a symphony of nature in this extraordinary coastal haven.

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