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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
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 8000x4000
Uppladdad: 13/02/2012
Uppdaterad: 05/08/2014
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Tags: provence; lac de saint-croix
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