|Purple garlic, 5 Euro for 3|
We are there for market day and I see the largest cloves of garlic. Mine never grow this big! I found a wonderful recommendation for eating lots of garlic. A 104 year old from Marseille maintained that it was by eating garlic daily that he kept his “youth” and brilliance. When his 80 year old son died, the father mourned: “ I always told him he wouldn’t live long, poor boy. He ate too little garlic!”
|Vin des Sables|
Stand by for more little know facts. The other big attraction of the Camargue is pink flamingoes. I jest not. The river delta (Europe's largest) means there is a huge wetland and a good part of it is an ornithological park. More info coming...Flamingoes eat mainly plankton; they suck water in through their bills and expel it over fine filters in their mouths straining the plankton. It is plankton that is responsible for the flamingo's pink plumage. I know! Who'd have guessed?
So an interesting sojourn in a little corner of France about which, prior to our visit, we knew little. Here's some good travel advice at no charge - I may not be the first person to say it, but it is true - there are treasures to find on the road less travelled.