Friday, 14 December 2012

Le Géant de Provence

Mont Ventoux is a mythical mountain to the Provencals. From all around southern Provence it appears repeatedly on the horizon with its white peak beckoning tantalisingly in the distance. The mountain has inspired poets, writers, painters, photographers, climbers and cyclists with the ascent of the mountain on the Tour de France one of the most gruelling parts of the race.

The views from the summit are unsurpassed with one of the broadest panoramic views in Europe.  To the north the foothills of the Alps, to the west the Rhone valley and the Cevennes beyond, and to the south the plain of the Camargue and the Mediterranean.
Here with its bare limestone summit covered in a light covering of early winter snow.

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