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The village of Aiguines
France

A unique village perched above Lake St. Croix in Provence. An unusual perspective on the Verdon gorges and its history. If like me you like to sail between historical and natural site, you'll like the village of Aiguines.

Copyright: Olivier Charlois
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 26/06/2011
Uploaded: 13/02/2012
Updated: 05/08/2014
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Tags: provence; lac de saint-croix
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