Crimson flamingos in the Camargue demonstrate high-stepping courtship rituals that became the stylish Spanish flamenco dance named after them—performed here by birds courting in briny lagoons originally cultivated for salt extraction by ancient Greeks and Romans.

France is esteemed among travelers for cuisine and wines—but naturalists find its significant offerings in six national parks, 137 natural reserves, and 32 regional natural parks.


CAMARGUE as well as...

Grand Briere

La Brenne

Baie de Somme

Étangs de la Champagne Humide

Étangs du Lindre

Golfe du Morbihan

Pyrénées National Park

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