Synonyms for camarguaise or Related words with camarguaise
Examples of "camarguaise"
The Camargue horse is the traditional mount of the gardian. It is used for livestock management, particularly of Camargue cattle, and also in competitive Camargue equitation, in traditional activities such as the "abrivado" preceding the course
, and in many gardian games.
The village also has schools, nurseries, a library, a youth centre and an adult leisure centre. There is a bullfighting arena where the "course
" takes place. In the traditional fights held here, the bull is not killed but an unarmed "raseteur" attempts to snatch a rosette from between its horns.
The Raço di Biòu is raised principally for the traditional sport of the "course
", a type of bloodless bull-running in which castrated bullocks are used. In the ring, "raseteurs" must try to remove a cockade from the forehead of the bull. The bullocks are driven on foot to the arena by mounted gardians (the "abrivado"), and returned to the manade in the same way (the "bandido").
The town is situated in the Rhône River delta, about 1 km east of the mouth of the Petit Rhône distributary. The commune comprises alluvial land and marshland, and includes the Étang de Vaccarès, a large lagoon. The main industry is tourism. Agriculture is also significant, and ranchers have raised horses and cattle unique to the Camargue; some of the bulls are used for bull-fighting and for the "course
". There is bus service to Arles, 38 km away.
Most importantly, perhaps, he played an active role in maintaining and fostering a native Camarguais culture. He was involved in codifying the nascent ‘course
’, or local style of bullfighting, in which the object was to snatch a rose from the bull's head. He put a lot of effort into raising purebred Camargue bulls, and his bull "Prouvenço" was a particularly fiercesome and well-known example.
The Camargue is a breed of domestic cattle native to the Camargue marshlands of the river delta of the Rhône in southern France. It used for the traditional sport of "course
", a kind of bloodless bull-fight, but not for the "corrida", Iberian-style bull-fighting. It is one of two cattle breeds raised in semi-feral conditions in the Camargue; the other is the Brava or Race de Combat, a fighting breed. Since 1996 it has been officially known as the Provençal: Raço di Biòu.
The Brava or Race de Combat is a French breed of domestic cattle raised in the Camargue, the delta of the Rhône in southern France. It is bred specifically for bull-fighting, either Spanish-style (on foot) or Portuguese-style (on horseback). It is one of two cattle breeds raised in semi-feral conditions in the Camargue: the other is the Raço di Biòu or Camargue breed, which is not a fighting breed but is used in a bloodless bull-sport, the "course
". The Brava derives from Iberian fighting cattle imported in the nineteenth century, and may also be known as the Espagnole Brava.
The drawings are made by the youths of a village and are said to date from the early part of the twentieth century when the local male youths would be conscripted into the military. Conscription is no longer practised in France but the tradition continues. The images are of traditional subjects which symbolise the local area. In the Petite Camargue the images frequently involve horses, flamingoes and of course bulls, because of the local version of bullfighting "(Course
)". In the version of bullfighting licensed in France the bull is merely decorated with prizes which youths attempt to steal from the long-horned bull. The bull gets to fight another day.
A more indigenous genre of bullfighting is widely common in the Provence and Languedoc areas, and is known alternately as ""course libre"" or ""course
"". This is a bloodless spectacle (for the bulls) in which the objective is to snatch a rosette from the head of a young bull. The participants, or "raseteurs", begin training in their early teens against young bulls from the Camargue region of Provence before graduating to regular contests held principally in Arles and Nîmes but also in other Provençal and Languedoc towns and villages. Before the "course", an "abrivado"—a "running" of the bulls in the streets—takes place, in which young men compete to outrun the charging bulls. The "course" itself takes place in a small (often portable) arena erected in a town square. For a period of about 15–20 minutes, the "raseteurs" compete to snatch rosettes ("cocarde") tied between the bulls' horns. They do not take the rosette with their bare hands but with a claw-shaped metal instrument called a "raset" or "crochet" ("hook") in their hands, hence their name. Afterwards, the bulls are herded back to their pen by "gardians" (Camarguais cowboys) in a "bandido", amidst a great deal of ceremony. The stars of these spectacles are the bulls, who get top billing and stand to gain fame and statues in their honor, and lucrative product endorsement contracts.
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