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Saint Francois de Sales statue at the top of Mont Forchat
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View of lake Geneva and Saint Francois de Sales statue at the top of Mont Forchat during a walk from Très le Mont

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Copyright: Alexander Duvernay
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Uploaded: 30/06/2011
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