Crau

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Approximative limits of Crau's biome area.
Crau stony plain

The Crau is the ancient confluence of the Durance and Rhône, and constitutes their vast flat alluvial fan.

Agriculture[edit]

The Crau is composed of two different parts:

The dry Crau is in the south, and has been used as pasture from Roman times. There are around 100,000 sheep as of 2007,[citation needed] including the Merino sheep.

The wet Crau is in the north and includes the communes of Saint-Martin-de-Crau, Eyguières, Istres, Mouriès, and Arles. It produces the Crau hay, which benefits from an Appellation d’origine contrôlée

Flora and fauna[edit]

History[edit]

The Crau was described by Strabo as the Stony Plain (Book IV Chapter 1).

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°34′14.93″N 4°51′15.88″E / 43.5708139°N 4.8544111°E / 43.5708139; 4.8544111