Visit the Carmargue and come out alive??

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Visit the Carmargue and come out alive??

Post by simonm » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Is there any time of the year when you can visit the Carmargue without being eaten alive by gazillions of flying cannibals? :-)

My few very brief visits always seemed to have involved vast clouds of flying things which had only one aim in life: eating me. A very slight exaggeration. On the other hand I have managed to be in Finland and completely miss the black flies there so I guess it is possible to visit the Carmargue and avoid the bugs. When is the bug free season?

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Re: Visit the Carmargue and come out alive??

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:44 pm

simonm wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Is there any time of the year when you can visit the Carmargue without being eaten alive by gazillions of flying cannibals?
You're telling us you are a mosquito? :?

A quick google suggests - the middle of winter.
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Re: Visit the Carmargue and come out alive??

Post by Briant » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:37 pm

A few glasses of Pastis helps keep the midges away.

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Re: Visit the Carmargue and come out alive??

Post by wchymeus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Yeah, pastis will do it :-)

next time you go there, just tell me so I can tag along, you seem to be a bug magnet :-) But definitely, winter is much better... like the entire region (Provence)
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