Camargue

The Camargue lies to the south of Arles, in the Rhone River Delta. It is western Europe’s largest river delta consisting of a large plain with large brine lagoons (etangs) cut off from the sea by sandbars and reed covered marshes. The Parc Regional de Camargue was created in 1970 in recognition of th…

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Gorges de la Nesque

The Nesque river runs from an area near Sault, high in the Ventoux range, to and area between Villes-sur-Auzon and Methantis. The Gorges de la Nesque cuts through the mountains between Mt. Ventoux and the plateau of the Vaucluse. A small road follows the gorges from Villes-s ur-Auzon to Sault provid…

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Mt. Ventoux

Considered the gateway to Provence, Mt. Ventoux towers in the distance as you drive south. This mountain is 1909 meters high (6,263 ft.) – and on a clear day the view from its summit ranges from as far as the Mediterranean, to the south to the Alps in the north – including Mont Blanc. During…

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The Dentelles de Montmirail

The Dentelles are a rocky ridge of steep mountains that run from the Ventoux range. The word  dentelle means lace, as its jagged peaks are said to resemble. The range is eight kilometers in length (five miles), and runs from south of Vaison la Romaine to the western foot of Mt. Ventoux. The region that…

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