The Camargue region of France is getting heavy investment to increase its tourist potential.
Unissued / Unused material -
Camargue Region, France.
VS Sunset on the Camargue with the small fishing boats moving out into fishing grounds. CU Face of fisherman. VS The small fishing haul being brought in, everything from fish, eels and crabs. VS Section of swamp area of Camargue where the wet conditions are utilised with the planting of rice, men planting rice. MS Two cattlemen on horseback with some of their herd which roams the Camargue. Travelling shots past already developed beaches and camping site in the South of France. VS Showing some of the Camargue architecture. CU Map of areas to be developed from Nimes down to Perpignon. VS Helicopters in action spraying the area against one of its biggest menaces, the mosquito. VS Bulldozer and excavators at work in the area reclaiming the land. VS Showing the massive development, aerial shots of some of the new highways and of the buildings already standing on reclaimed land. Pipes being laid, beaches being prepared. VS Large French liner the Lydia which is now permanent fixture on dry land as a new type of hotel. VS Scenes at the yachting centre le Grand Motte. MS At carnival two men taking part in jousting but they do it standing on stern of row boat, they both end up in the water. Aerial views of already developed areas and then model of the proposed developments.
(F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 04/08/1967.