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A Borie is a dry-stone structure, generally a one-room cabin. The smallest can be a single, low room where a shepherd could weather out a storm or a cold night. More typically, the single room borie is big enough to stand upright in, with space for a fire and often a shelf or two built into the thick stone walls.
Calern 2004 was the 6th annual part-of-nature art exhibit held on the Calern plateau, north of Grasse in the Alpes Maritimes.
The Moulin de Callas is a small olive-oil mill in the village of Callas, northeast of Draguignan in the Var department. The current mill uses modern equipment housed in a low building just above the original mill.
A 400-km long network of canals and waterways, built in the 17th century, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; between Bordeaux and Sète. Added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.
UNESCO site: the entire canal system
The Cathedral d'Images, officially the Carrières de Lumières, or Quarries of Lights, is an amazing audio-visual show established in an ancient rock quarrie beside the Baux-de-Provence village in the Alpilles mountains.
The Lavender Museum is located in the hamlet of Coustellet, in the commune of Cabrières-d'Avignon, 9 km northeast of Cavaillon and 20 km west of Apt.
An ancient 2-m high dry-stone wall that was built across part of Provence in the Middle Ages to try to stop the spread of the Plague that ravaged a good part of Europe.
A strance stone pyramid built over the opening of the Grotto (Aven) of Ratapignata, on the eastern flank of a ridge in the hills north of Nice, France. The grotto beneath the pyramid is a karstic cave, called Bauma des Ratapignata in Occitan, or "Cave of the Bats".
The Route Napoléon I (Napoléon Bonaparte) took in 1815 on his march from Elba to Grenoble, with the intention to overthrow Louis the 18th.
A zoological park for turtles, set in a nicely wooded location next to the village of Gonfaron in the department of the Var, on the edge of the Massif des Maures.
A very large and modern museum of prehistory located at the village of Quinson in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It is billed as the "biggest prehistory museum in Europe", we can agree that it's a very fine museum.
- Grotte Chauvet Pont-d'Arc - by the French Culture web (French)
- Grotte Cosquer (Marseille) - (culture.gouv) Grotto with paleolithic art (French)
- Grotte Cosquer (Marseille) - (JLVillon) Grotto with paleolithic art (French)
- Grotte de Lascaux - by the French Culture web (English, French, German, Spanish)
- Rupestre RockArt (Monte Bego Petroglyphs) - Iron-Age rock art in the Vallée des Mervilles (English)
Links verified 4 April, 2009, updated 27 November, 2014.