• La Parare Chateauneuf Villevieille

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    La Parare : Chateauneuf-Villevieille : The village sits on a ledge of the Chaine de Férion mountain, high above the Paillon de Contes river valley and the village of Contes far below. The old village, called Châteauneuf Villaveille, has a pleasant square with the Mairie, school, and a café-restaurant with a raised terrace open the year-round. Abandonded Medieval Village The ruins of the old medieval village (see History, below) sit on the 725m high hill south of the newer village. From this vantage point, there's an incredible view in all directions. From one spot you can see the ancient ruins in the foreground, with the snow-covered Alps ringing the near horizon. To the southeast is the village of Tourrettes-Levens. Seeming so high when you're there in the village, from here you can see it perched on its rocky spur deep in the valley below. Far to the northeast, the village of Berre-des-Alpes is clearly visible. The sight of these ruins of an abandonded fortified village evokes the ghosts of people from long, long ago. Most of the once-tall donjon tower still remains, and from inside you can look out in different directions to see the world layed out below and get an idea of why this place was chosen for protection so long ago.
    Robin Wilson RWCS Photographics
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    Provence: France 2011
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