thumb area.]] thumb The Crau is the ancient confluence of the Durance and Rhône, and constitutes their vast flat alluvial fan.
The Crau is composed of two different parts:
The wet Crau is in the north and includes the communes of Saint-Martin-de-Crau, Eyguières, Istres, Mouriès, and Arles. It produces the Crau hay, which benefits from an Appellation d’origine contrôlée
Flora and fauna
- Holm Oak
- Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
- Little Bustard
- Lesser Kestrel
The Crau was described by Strabo as the Stony Plain (Book IV Chapter 1).