Camargue : Festival d'abrivado

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Camargue : Festival d'abrivado

On November 11th in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer the Gardians (local cowboys) and Manadiers (ranchers) will rounds up the Tauraux (bulls) around the town and lead them to the arena where bullfights will follow.

This annual festival is in honour of the Camargue horse, a small white breed that grazes on the salt marshes. These short legged horses are born black and turn white or light grey as they mature. View firsthand the fine horsemanship of the gardians and manadiers and how they master the local wily black bulls. www.saintesmaries.com