Aerial View of Castellane

The village of Castellane as seen from the Notre-Dame-du-Roc. At the lower left the river Verdon is running towards the Grand Canyon du Verdon, the largest Canyon in Europe, less than 15 km/10 miles away, offering a number of difficult rock climbs.

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bongsunkee

bongsunkee - Sep 5, 2007 12:03 pm - Voted 10/10

nice, little cute town! Ejnar!

what a lovely lookin.
take good care..

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 5, 2007 1:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice, little cute town! Ejnar!

Thanks for the comment, bongsunkee. Yes, it is quite a nice little Proven├žal town.
Best wishes,
Ejnar

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 28, 2008 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

A little more than a

nice town - looks like a strategic location to me. I can see why the Romans built a fortress atop the rock. The view seems to be impressive, from both the scenic and defensive standpoints! Thank you for this historic moment! Are those what Europeans refer to as 'Planes' trees??? They look very healthy in this picture. Does this town have a political representative that oversees the workings of the town? A Provencal Mayor or somebody? Nice shot, Ejnar! - Larry of the Desert

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Mar 31, 2008 7:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A little more than a

Yes, the view is very impressive because of the near vertical rock face, but it was a little hazy on the more distant mountains when we were there. Some of the trees in the town are plane trees, which were planted in all French towns on the order of Napoleon who wanted a shady place for his soldiers to rest. It is hard to see from this distance whether they all are, I don't believe so. All French towns have a mayor (M le Maire), who among others things marries people (also from abroad)!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 31, 2008 10:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A little more than a

Geez, if only I had done all the research on Castellane, I might have been married to a French wife? Who am I to mess around with Father Time? There is a reason I am here in the desert - haven't found out all the answers, but guess I never will. Take care!
- Larry

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