View on the Durance
Hautes Alpes
View of the river Durance at the beginning of summer when the water level is still high
Copyright: Michel Geven
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10628x5314
Taken: 30/06/2013
Uploaded: 08/10/2013
Updated: 15/07/2014


Tags: river; pole panorama; current; shore; beach; gravel; alpen; alps; rivier; durance; france; bergrivier; mountain river;
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More About Hautes Alpes

The department is surrounded by the following French departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie. Italy borders it on the east. Hautes-Alpes is located in the Alps mountain range. The average elevations is over 1000 m, and the highest elevation is over 4000 m. The only three sizable towns are Gap, Briançon, and Embrun, which was the subprefecture until 1926. The third highest commune in all of Europe is the village of Saint-Véran. Gap and Briançon are the highest prefecture and subprefecture in France. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hautes-Alpes