St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault

St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault
St Guilhem le Desert is a little village in the Hérault department of France. St Guilhem is classified among the most beautiful villages in France (Les plus beaux villages de France), and its inhabitants are called the Saute-rocs or even Saute-rochers (rocks leapers, rocks jumpers). The history of Saint Guilhem le Desert goes back in the year 804. Guillaume (Guilhèm in the Occitan language), Count of Toulouse and Duke of Aquitaine, describes the region as a ‘desert’, because there is …

Washington DC, United States

Washington DC, United States
Washington DC, formally the District of Columbia is the capital of the United States (It is not part of the state of Washington, to avoid confusion). The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River. The City of Washington (named in honor of George Washington), was founded in 1791 to serve as the new capital of the United States. I had the opportunity to travel to Washington …

Montreal Winter,Canada

Montreal Winter,Canada
Winter in Montreal, Canada, can be really tough and cold, but people are used to it and they can even enjoy this long season! Here are some pictures taken in Montreal, over five winters, from 2009 to 2013. Some photos are simply to show you how life is on the island, and were taken “on the fly”, some are a bit more artistic ^^ Hope you will like them, and won’t catch a cold… During winter, there is the Holiday …

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland
The Vanil Noir is a mountain of Switzerland, located in the canton of Fribourg. This swiss peak has a height of 2,389 metres and is the highest peak of the canton. The Vanil Noir is part of the Swiss Prealps and the mountain range separating the regions of Gruyère (Fribourg), and Pays-d’Enhaut (Vaud). The mountain is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance in Switzerland. In 1983, the Vanil Noir got its status of nature …

Pic Saint Loup, France, Hérault

Pic Saint Loup, France, Hérault
The Saint-Loup Peak (Pic Saint-Loup) is a mountain located in the department of Hérault, in Languedoc-Roussillon (France). From its peak (658m), the Pic Saint-Loup dominates the scrublands of Herault. A large iron cross, an observation point and as well, a chapel from a former hermitage await you at the top. Between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean Sea, about 20 km north of Montpellier, the peak is visible from much of the department of Herault and Gard, and even from the …
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