Wild Horses in Southern France
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Wild Horses in Southern France

Camargue National Park, Southern France

The Camargue Natural Park area in southern France is made up of wetlands, natural lakes and marshes, and includes a large UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Herds of white horses live in semi-wild conditions in the marshy areas of the region, which is located in the Provence of Alpes Côte d’Azur.

The Camargue horse, officially recognized as a breed in 1978, is said to have lived in the region for thousands of years.

On the border of Gard, Hérault and Bouches du Rhône, halfway between Marseille and Montpellier, extends a country of lagoons, salt marshes, sand, water, vineyards, olive groves and medieval villages. The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world, their origins remain relatively unknown. For centuries, possibly thousands of years, these small horses have lived wild in the harsh environment of the Camargue marshes and wetlands of the Rhône delta, which covers part of the departments of Gard and Bouches-du-Rhône. It is here they developed the stamina, hardiness and agility for which they are known today. Traditionally, they live in semi-feral conditions in the marshy land of the region. The Camargue horse is the traditional mount of the guardians, the Camargue “cowboys” in southern France.

Camargue horses galloping through water is a popular and romantic image of the region. Camargue horses and bulls coexist with a rich birdlife. This country between land and sea, where fresh water mixes with salt water, finds its unity in the Camargue cross.

*Dates and pricing are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions, animal behavior, and currency fluctuation.
Location

Camargue Natural Park area in Southern France

Guests

6

Duration

7 Days

Transportation

Private Van Service

Activities

– Two sessions per day with wild horses
– Guidance by local expert and photographer

Price and Dates
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May 24 – 29, 2023
$5,900.00

Out of stock

May 29 – June 4, 2023
$5,900.00

6 in stock

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Trip Details

Schedule

Day 1 – Arriving Marseilles France. When all arrive, I drive a van for us and gear and check in the hotel of your choice.

Days 2 – 6 – Five (5) days of photography masterclass early morning and late afternoon session – horses in the marsh and or along the beach.

Each session 90 minutes to 2 hours – time between filming sessions, I offer workshops in image processing and evaluation, presentation, and next assignment

Day 7 – drive to Marseilles, departure to your next destination.

Conditions

Included

  • 5 days of two sessions per day (one in the am and second in the pm) with Free horses
  • Accommodations
  • Local expert, fixer and photographer
  • All fees and permit
  • Photography masterclass
  • 6 Days of private Van service

Excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Tours which are not specified
  • Photo equipment
  • Water proof boots
  • All items of a personal nature

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Contact Us

Expedition Leader

Amos Nachoum
Spring 2021

Reservations

You can reserve now by either paying a 33% deposit through our online reservation system or by by mailing a check (Please see Payment Policy, Deposit, and Cancellation Information below — a 3.5% processing fee is applied to all online transactions)

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May 24 – 29, 2023
$5,900.00

Out of stock

May 29 – June 4, 2023
$5,900.00

6 in stock

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*Dates and pricing are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions, animal behavior, and currency fluctuation.
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When we receive your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive and detailed trip preparation document about the experience and the destination. All trip costs are subject to change without prior notice until your reservation is confirmed. All trips require you carry trip, health, and dive (if applicable) insurance. This information as well as your passport photo will be requested after you place your deposit.

Full payment is due no later than 90 days before departure. We reserve the right to sell any space that is not paid in full by 60 days before departure.

 
 

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Your deposit reserves your place on the trip. However, the full amount is due 90 days or more before the expedition date begins.

You will receive a confirmation email when your application is received. When your deposit is complete, you will receive trip confirmation. Complete trip details will be sent upon final payment.

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Additional information

Dates (Free Horses Southern France)

May 24 – 29, 2023, May 29 – June 4, 2023