Massif de l'Esterel

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Far over the Misty Mountains rise

Leave us standing upon the heights

What was before, we see once more

The Esterel Massif (in Occitan Provençal: Esterèu; French: Massif de l'Esterel) is a coastal (mediterranean) mountain range in the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes in Provence, south-east France.

Neighbouring cities are Mandelieu and Cannes (in the east) and Saint-Raphaël / Fréjus (in the west).

The soil and rocks of the range are of volcanic origin, composed mainly of porphyry, which gives the hills a red color. The terrain is rugged, with deep ravines and oak forests. The highest point of the massif is Mont Vinaigre (618 metres).

The massif covers an area of 320 km², of which 130 km² are officially protected in the Forêt domaniale de l'Esterel. The nature reserve offers excellent hiking and mountain biking trails including the GR 49 and GR 51. The Esterel mountains also host the Pierre et Vacances holiday village "Cap Estérel".


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Comments (7)

~Marlene~ on April 18, 2013

Wonderful atmospheric view & light! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

bdeh on April 18, 2013

Hele MOOIe compositie van idem omgeving Erik, fraai zacht licht. Groeten Berend

Chris10 © on April 18, 2013

Heerlijk uitzicht Erik, was het nog een beetje vroeg? Het zal je uitzicht maar zijn...

Groetjes, Christien.

Erik van den Ham on April 18, 2013

Thanks Marlene this view was indeed amazing just a shame pictures do not show the depth.

Hallo Berend en Chris10 dit was redelijk op tijd in de ochtend maar niet heel vroeg. Het was wel wat nevelig zo in de diepte. Een heerlijk plekje voor een korte stop. Gewoon om even te genieten van het uitzicht.

Greetings, Groeten, Erik

els f-two on April 19, 2013

afgereisd naar de Provence? wow.. zo mooi daar!

timek on April 20, 2013

Very nice photo. Like. Greetings, timek

Bert Keegstra on April 23, 2013

Prachtig panorama Erik


Hartelijke groet,


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    by Erik van den Ham