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Perched Villages:  LeBroc, Coaraze, Saint Jeannet, Carros, and Gattieres : These six perched villages are all within an hours drive of Vence.  We found the all to be very picturesque, the people very friendly, and each one unique in its own way.

Perched Villages: LeBroc, Coaraze, S...

Wayne Wendel

These six perched villages are all within an hours drive of Vence. We ...

Updated: Sep 11, 2011 1:18pm PST

Two Villages of the Vaucluse:  Simiane la Rotonde and St. Saturnin : Both villages; Simiane la Rotonde and St. Saturnin les Apt, are beautiful, picturesque, and not a lot of tourists.  They were stops along our way through the lavender fields of the Vaucluse.  We found no hustle, no loud noises, no traffic, just quiet peaceful little towns.  Simiane la Rotonde was built around a chateau belonging to the Simiane-Agoult family who used the large rotunda as a concert hall.  It is still used for that purpose on occasions during the year.

St. Saturnin is an authentic medieval village with crumbling fortifications.  Village streets run parallel to the hills, lined by long strings of connected medieval houses, and many little cross streets pass through low vaulted passages beneath the houses.  At one end of the village, the street passes out through the 13th-century "portail Ayguier", an arched defensive entry through the fortified corner building of the old fortifications.  Behind the village, paved steps and pathways go up through the remains of 11th-century walls (with interesting herringbone stonework) to the ruins of a massive defensive castle on the high end of the cliffs.

Two Villages of the Vaucluse: Simian...

Wayne Wendel

Both villages; Simiane la Rotonde and St. Saturnin les Apt, are beauti ...

Updated: Sep 10, 2011 6:26pm PST

The Lavender Villages of Sault and St Saturnin les Apt : Driving through the Vaucluse region of Provence, we visited the villages of Sault and St. Saturnin les Apt.  Both are perched villages with Sault being built on a high ridge over looking farms and fields below.  The fields had crops of wheat and lavender which appeared about ready to harvest.

The Lavender Villages of Sault and St...

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Driving through the Vaucluse region of Provence, we visited the villag ...

Updated: Sep 10, 2011 5:11am PST

France - Corps and house of Mélanie Calvat : The house of Mélanie Calvat in the city of Corps en Isère, in France. Mélanie Calvat was a Marian visionary, and in 1846 she and Maximin Giraud had the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette. Photos taken with a Nikon Coolpix 7900 on the 5th of August 2008.

La casa di Mélanie Calvat e la città di Corps en Isère, in Francia. Mélanie Calvat è la visionaria che con Maximin Giraud ebbe nel 1846 la visione di Nostra Signora di La Salette. Foto scattate con una Nikon Coolpix 7900 il 5 agosto 2008.

France - Corps and house of Mélanie ...

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The house of Mélanie Calvat in the city of Corps en Isère, in France ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:38am PST

France - Devoluy Crête des Baumes : The "Crête des Baumes" in France, region of Devoluy. Photos taken on the 8th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

La "Crête des Baumes" nella regione di Devoluy, in Francia. Foto scattate l'8 agosto 2008 con una Nikon Coolpix 7900.

France - Devoluy Crête des Baumes

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The "Crête des Baumes" in France, region of Devoluy. Photos taken on ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:38am PST

France - Gap Hautes-Alpes : Photos taken in the French city of Gap on the 9th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Foto scattate nella città di Gap, in Francia, il 9 Agosto 2008 con una Nikon Coolpix 7900.

France - Gap Hautes-Alpes

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Photos taken in the French city of Gap on the 9th of August 2008 with ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:38am PST

France - Lac du Sautet, Barrage du Sautet : The Lac du Sautet is an artificial basin formed by a dam on the river Drac in France, between the Isere and Hautes-Alpes river. Photos taken on the 7th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Il Lac du Sautet è un bacino artificiale formato da una diga sul fiume Drac, fra le regioni di Isere e Hautes-Alpes, in Francia. Foto scattate il 7 agosto 2008 con una Nikon Coolpix 7900.

France - Lac du Sautet, Barrage du Sa...

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The Lac du Sautet is an artificial basin formed by a dam on the river ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:38am PST

France - Le Chamoux, Col de Pres Clos : A trip from La Salette Sanctuary (France) to Le Chamoux and the Col de Pres Clos, two mountains nearby. Photos taken on the 4th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Gita dal santuario francese di La Salette alle vicine montagne Le Chamoux e Col de Pres Clos. Foto scattate il 4 agosto 2008 con una Nikon Coolpix 7900.

France - Le Chamoux, Col de Pres Clos

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A trip from La Salette Sanctuary (France) to Le Chamoux and the Col de ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:37am PST

France - St. Etienne en Devoluy : France, St. Etienne en Devoluy. Photos taken on the 8th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Francia, St. Etienne en Devoluy. Foto scattate con una Nikon Coolpix 7900 l'8 agosto del 2008.

France - St. Etienne en Devoluy

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France, St. Etienne en Devoluy. Photos taken on the 8th of August 2008 ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:37am PST

France - Vallées du Champsaur from Col du Noyer : France, Champsaur Valley from Col du Noyer. Photos taken on the 8th of August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Francia, la valle del Champsaur fotografata dal Col du Noyer. Immagine realizzata con una Nikon Coolpix 7900 l'8 agosto 2008.

France - Vallées du Champsaur from C...

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France, Champsaur Valley from Col du Noyer. Photos taken on the 8th of ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:37am PST