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Bories (Bories - Capitelles)

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.


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Calern 2004

Calern 2004 was the 6th annual part-of-nature art exhibit held on the Calern plateau, north of Grasse in the Alpes Maritimes.


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Callas Mill (Moulin de Callas)

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.


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Canal du Midi

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


Cathédral d'Images

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.


Lavender Museum (Musée de la Lavande)

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.


Mur de la Peste

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.


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Ratapignata Pyramid (Aven de Ratapignata)

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".


Route Napoléon

The Route Napoléon I (Napoléon Bonaparte) took in 1815 on his march from Elba to Grenoble, with the intention to overthrow Louis the 18th.


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Turtle Village

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.


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Verdon Museum of Prehistory (Musée de la Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon)

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.


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