Carbonnière tower

The Roussataïo passing by the Carbonnière Tower. The “Roussataïo” is the transhumance of a herd of Camargue horses, including mares and foals, from one pasture to another. This Camargue herd is led by one or several “gardians” depending on their number. The Carbonnière Tower is located within the territory of the municipality of Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze, in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of France. It stands amidst the marshes, between the Vistre River and the Rhône to Sète canal, on the former road connecting Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze to Aigues-Mortes. Its terrace offers a panoramic view of the Petite Camargue. The Carbonnière Tower is a watchtower built at the end of the 13th century to protect the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes.

Acrylic painting



28×23 inches