Jabron and Durance Valleys (Late Oct.2010)

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Driving to-day northwards, then eastwards, we skirt round Mount Ventoux and Lure mountain. Days are short now on and it’s not until we reach the Jabron Valley that the light enables us to start our usual beloved photo hunting.

St.Vincent-sur-Jabron church overlooks the modest locality situated on the other side of the hill.

Near Noyers-sur-Jabron, these bucolic landscapes with their autumn colours deserve a stop, don’t they? You can behold Lure mountain steep north side that snow makes appear more impressive.

Sisteron city is one of the gates of Provence and its situation across the river Durance gave it an obvious natural strategic value. You can see the gap that the stubborn river succeeded to dig out to clear its way.

Here is almost the same view with zooming.

From the Citadel, looking northwards, you enjoy this pleasant view. On the next photo, you can see Sisteron rock with its vertical stratums and the bridge which crosses the river at the narrowest point.

Here are a few views from the river left bank.

On Mallefougasse territory, St.Donat chapel grounds suit us for a picnic.

Across the river, Les Mées locality displays strange rocks nicknamed ‘Penitents’.

Here is the same view with zooming on the village.

On our way home, back in Vaucluse département, Lioux cliff (see HERE) offers itself to the last sun rays.      Huberaime

About Huberaime

Enseignant, né en 1955, passionné de photo, nature, rando et patrimoine provençal. N'hésitez pas à m'écrire si vous voulez gratuitement des photos non filigranées, faire des sorties avec nous ou simplement échanger des impressions: huberaime@hotmail.fr
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