0 Likes

Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)
France

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery.

The road following it is sometime just next to the 500m high cliff.

It can be scary at times but it is always breath taking.

Situated at the extreme south of the french Alps, I highly recommend the detour for people visiting the South of France (Provence and Cote d'Azur) or the Southern Alps.

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6752x3376
Geüpload: 28/08/2009
Geüpdatet: 23/09/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: alps; france; canyon; mountain; river; rafting; kayak; cliff; provence; road; south; rim; torrent
comments powered by Disqus

Bernhard Vogl
Verdon
Bertrand de LACLOS
Verdon Chemin De L Imbut
Erik Krause
Welcome to Verdon
Pierre van Geenen
Gorges du Verdon
Uwe Buecher
Verdon Gorge, Point Sublime
Pierre van Geenen
Gorges du Verdon
Pierre van Geenen
Gorges du Verdon
Jakub Hruska
Verdon Gorge
Pierre van Geenen
Gorges du Verdon
OLIVIER CHARLOIS
Les Gorges du Verdon en Provence
OLIVIER CHARLOIS
The village of Aiguines and Lake St. Croix
OLIVIER CHARLOIS
Le village d'Aiguines en Provence
Alessandro Ugazio
Dolceacqua, narrow streets (caruggi)
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Salamina ferryboat
Willy Kaemena
Funkturm
Dmitry Sverdlov
Crimea, Yalta, Silver arbor
Andy Alpern
Yodfat: Diwan Saz Concert at Tel Yodfat, Galilee, Israel
Alessandro Ugazio
Dolceacqua (Imperia)
Toni Garbasso
Liberation Day
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Fireworks and skating rink at Montreal Old Port
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg
Stefan Geens
Restored mosque in Cairo
Jan Vrsinsky
Restoration of Temple V in Tikal
Stefan Geens
Spice suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Thomas Humeau
Örebro Castle - Sweden
Thomas Humeau
Otavalo market, Ecuador
Thomas Humeau
Monument Valley
Thomas Humeau
Bamboos in the Meigetsu-in, Kamakura
Thomas Humeau
Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru
Thomas Humeau
Hanoi streets
Thomas Humeau
Sagrada Familia
Thomas Humeau
Barcelona Streets
Thomas Humeau
Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, Paris
Thomas Humeau
Laguna of Quilotoa, Ecuador
Thomas Humeau
Plaza de Armas by night, Peru, Lima
Thomas Humeau
Temple in the Inokashira Park
More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.