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Gordes and the Luberon Valley
France

View of the medieval town of Gordes, one of the prettiest villages in France. The town has been occupied since neolithic times and the imposing stone structures were built to withstand invading armies throughout the millenia. Tuesday is market day, and the town is just as pretty to walk around as it is to look at.

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Uploaded: 13/09/2013
Updated: 16/09/2013
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