Southern France is mainly renowned for its magnificent Mediterranean beaches, its Roman ruins or the wonderful Provencal cuisine. But it is also a fundamental crossroads of European and world ornithology which houses some of the most famous ornithological sites in the Western Palaearctic.
The Camargue, one of the most renowned wetlands in the world, extends into the Rhone delta. The Alpilles, a limestone massif covered by Mediterranean garrigues, extend the Alpine arch. The ancient alluvial plain of the Durance, the Crau, is home to several species present only on this site in France. The Pyrenees, an immense mountain range that serves as the border between France and Spain.
Our itinerary and his Corsican extension will make you discover all these mythical sites of the European ornithology.
Southern France (11 days). This itinerary is mainly centered on the magic triptych of French ornithology: Crau, Camargue, Alpilles. It will also allow you to make short excursions in two mountain massifs: the Alps and the Pyrenees. See details.