My favourite place: the Camargue, France

For the latest in our historical holiday series, Jenny Uglow explores an untamed wilderness

The Carbonniere Tower

This article was first published in the December 2017 edition of BBC History Magazine

In the sunset the lagoons turn pink and pearl, then bronze, darkening to purple. Reeds rustle and bend, and in the sky above, a line of flamingos stretch their long necks and legs. This is the Camargue: the great delta of the Rhône, the largest river delta in Europe.

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