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The Alpilles

The landscape near Le Destet in the Alpilles, France (cc)
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The Alpilles

The Alpilles are a range of abrupt and jagged limestone hills forming a geological extension of the Lubéron between Avignon and Arles. Though only 1,000 to 1,500 feet high, they have bare summits and strangely eroded shapes, which create the illusion of high mountains. In fact, they are almost intimate in scale. The landscape is arid but not barren. Olive and almond trees soften the lower slopes and dry valleys of the Alpilles, while scattered oak, pine and brush weave patterns on the outcrops of pale, exposed limestone.

Last updated September 18, 2011
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