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Montagne Sainte-Victoire almost in 3D


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Picture taken in: Ventabren, Bouches-du-Rhône

Montagne Sainte-Victoire 05/06/2013 21h06 The montagne Sainte-Victoire as seen from the garden of our gîte in Ventabren. The changing of colors during the day and before sunset are awesome and amazing. By experiencing this you understand why Paul Cézanne couldn't get enough of this mountain ridge near Aix-en-Provence. Montagne Sainte-Victoire Montagne Sainte-Victoire is a limestone mountain ridge in the south of France which extends over 18 kilometres between the départements of Bouches-du-Rhône and Var. Its highest point is the Pic des mouches at 1,011 metres; this is not however the highest point in Bouches-du-Rhône, which is instead found in the Sainte-Baume massif. The Croix de Provence is a notable feature of the mountain. At a height of 19 metres, this cross, although not placed at the highest point of the mountain, stands out from the ridge far more than the Pic des Mouches. The mountain is celebrated for its many appearances in the paintings of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), who could see it from near his house in nearby Aix-en-Provence. Originally called montagne de la Victoire, the mountain became known by Christians in the Middle Ages as Sainte-Venture. In the 13th century, a chapel was constructed at the summit. It was not until the 17th century that the mountain gained its current name. In 1989 a fire ravaged over 50 km² of the mountain's south face. Much work has been done to promote reforestation, but the amount of vegetation, particularly conifers, remains much less than it was prior to the fire. Access to the mountain is now largely restricted during the summer. However, during the periods of free access, the Saint-Victoire massif is a popular destination for hiking, climbing, paragliding and, to a lesser extent, caving. Around 700,000 walkers use its paths every year. [ Source and more information: Wikipedia - Montagne Sainte-Victoire ]

tags : le mas du grand pin, view, Vue, Bouches-du-Rhône, Paysages de Provence, La Sainte Victoire, France, Provence

 

Picture uploaded by: Meteorry - View this picture on Flickr
Picture taken on: june 05, 2013
Taken in: Ventabren, Bouches-du-Rhône | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - France 7532

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