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Intérieur de la citadelle du Château d'Oléron - France
France
Copyright: Pascal Moulin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8998x4499
Taken: 13/10/2010
Uploaded: 06/11/2010
Updated: 20/05/2014
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Tags: le château d'oléron; oléron
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