Parc naturel régional de Camargue

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Parc naturel régional de Carmargue (PNRC), or Regional Nature Park of the Camargue, is a protected area which was designated in 1970 along the shoreline of the Camargue, France.[1] The park protects a wetland environment and an adjacent marine area. The boundaries of the park have been expanded to include a lagoon called the Étang de Vaccarès.

Map of the Camargue showing the location of the Étang de Vaccarès

The Camargue is also the site of a national nature reserve, and has been designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.[2]


The park is twinned with a Spanish wetland, the Doñana National Park at the mouth of the Guadalquivir. The two parks share a number of characteristics including significance for bird-life and semi-feral horses, and proximity to a pilgrimage site (Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and the Hermitage of El Rocío).[3]

In 1992, the site was formally twinned with the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Ramsar site by an agreement between the governments of Romania and France. Ramsar site no. 521.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Williams, Nicola; Le Nevez, Catherine (2007). Provence and the Côte D'Azur. Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74104-236-4.
  2. ^ Biosphere reserve information
  3. ^ (in Spanish) El hermanamiento del Espacio Natural de Doñana y la Camarga francesa Article on the twinning

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Coordinates: 43°33′N 4°34′E / 43.550°N 4.567°E / 43.550; 4.567