Course Camarguaise

by MPI Traveler on March 8, 2013

 With Easter near the Course Camarguaise, the Bull Fighting tournaments of the Camargue region of France, have begun!  Every Spring, the Camargue, an  approximately 350 square mile area of fabulous small towns between Arles and the Mediterranean Sea, hosts the French version of bull fighting.  The difference between it and the Spanish version is that the bull gets to live to a ripe old age.  Spectators watch dangerous fun as  young male contestants  try to deftly take a rosette (cockade) that is between the bull’s horns.  It is not for the faint of heart and takes real agility, strength and most of all speed.  The Course Camarguaise runs now till Ocotber when the trophy is awarded. 

 

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