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

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1 Response to Jabron and Durance Valleys (Late Oct.2010)

  1. Barbier says:

    Bonjour. Sisteron est une ville très typique de la Provence avec son rocher de la Baume, cette falaise, au pied du pont de la Durance, que l’on voit en passant, quand on se rend dans les Alpes. Tout, dans cette ville, invite au voyage : son marché, ses maisons colorées, sa rivière qui y coule, sa citadelle. De quoi y passer un long weekend ou même un petit séjour ! Merci, pour vos belles photos, en plus en automne, les couleurs sont encore plus belles ! A très bientôt. Martine.

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