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Edited: 5th September 2018

A9 Exit 32 doggiestop at Villeneuve-les-Maguelones, France

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This 45-60 minute walk manages to get in most of the dramatic events of the Camargue region in one go!

The cathedral, which is where most walkers are heading, is perched on a volcanic island surrounded by lagoons that were once a haven for sabre-wielding 8th century Saracen pirates. The pirates even occupied the cathedral, sending the monks scurrying off to the mainland for safety - and burning their cathedral on the way out.

A few hundred years later the cathedral was rebuilt and became enormously powerful. The bishops took advantage of their location on the main (Roman) road between Arles and Spain to offer hospitality to travelling popes and pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella, and reaped influential patronage and generous earthly rewards.

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Edited: 5th September 2018. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.