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An image took from the main square of Gourdon, lookin down from 650 meters from the sea level, on the Loup Valley, the Cote d'Azur, the Nice suburbs (Cagnes sur Mer and Villeneuve Loubet)and the Bais des Anges on the Mediterranean Sea.
Gourdon is one of the 149 most beautiful villages of France.
It is located around 32 kms from the sea.

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The Village's origins are lost in the mists of time. In the distant past, this isolated rock was used as a place of refuge and defence. The Romans had already occupied the region. In fact, 1.5 Km to the North West there is a fortified camp with a double enclosure and oppidum. Gourdon, as it appears to us, gives us a perfect idea of a Feudal village. It is built on a peak whose impressive slopes will, after many hundreds of rock falls, end their days in the Loup river. There is only one entrance, from which you can access the main street. In former times, it was defended by a simple and harmonious Roman gate. Unfortunately, it was demolished at the beginning of the century. Thick, high ramparts close off the North side, which is the only point from which the village can be approached.

from:
Gourdon Tourist Office

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  • Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3747 W: 144 N: 8842] (41254)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon D Ixus 5.0
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-11-07 4:01
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