Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Experience Transhumance, when thousand of horeses and flocks of sheep are driven across Provence and into the Port.

Odyssey: Transhumance is the seasonal migration when herds are moved to grazing grounds

3,000 sheep and a woman riding three horses: The extremely bizarre way Marseille celebrated becoming European Capital of Culture

MARSEILLE 2013 - A horsewoman leads sheep through the streets as part of festivities to mark Marseille-Provence being named European Capital of Culture in Marseille.

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

la TransHumance de Marseille-Provence 2013

la TransHumance de Marseille-Provence 2013

TRANSHUMANCE by Francesca Todde, via Behance

TRANSHUMANCE by Francesca Todde, via Behance

Transhumance Marseille 2013 - cCom2a Marseille communication. Aujourd’hui 4 000 animaux et près de 300 000 personnes ont marchés ensemble pour traverser la deuxième ville de France.

Transhumance Marseille 2013 - cCom2a Marseille communication. Aujourd’hui 4 000 animaux et près de 300 000 personnes ont marchés ensemble pour traverser la deuxième ville de France.

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Today starts the "Transhumance", a poetic ballet of horses, one of the most astonishing highlights of "Marseille capitale europeenne de la culture 2013"

Today starts the "Transhumance", a poetic ballet of horses, one of the most astonishing highlights of "Marseille capitale europeenne de la culture

A shepherd leads thousands of sheep at the Old Port during a simulation of a transhumance, the seasonal migration when herds are moved to grazing grounds, as part of festivities to mark Marseille-Provence being named the 2013 European Capital of Culture in Marseille, France, June 9, 2013. REUTERS-Jean-Paul Pelissier

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The weekend in pictures

weekend in pics: Camille (bottom L) of the Theatre du Centaure, stands on her horses during

Livestock pictured before the final parade of TransHumance, a month-long art project in France, Italy and Morocco, celebrating the seasonal movement of people and cattle  Boris Horvat/AFP

Livestock pictured before the final parade of TransHumance, a month-long art project in France, Italy and Morocco, celebrating the seasonal movement of people and cattle Boris Horvat/AFP

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

Arrivée de TransHumance à Marseille pour MP2013 - 09/06/13 ©Sam Mertens

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