Abrivado in Saintes Maries de la Mer

Every year, in November, the “Abrivado” animates the beaches and the streets of Saintes Maries de la Mer in Camargue (France) for the yearly parade of bulls and horses.

Plage Est, Saintes Maries de la Mer. Abrivado 2018. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24-120 mm ƒ/4) 1/200″ ƒ/4,5 ISO 64

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“Abrivádo” – feminine, plural – is a Provencal word meaning “exaltation”, “exuberance”. The accent goes on the syllable before last: “Abrivádo”. The French outside Provence call it “Abrivade”, that reads “Abrivád”, which, for them, is easier to pronounce. Continue reading