Switzerland Valais Derborence

Switzerland Valais Derborence
Derborence, its cirque and its lake, are located near the town of Sion in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The history of the site of Derborence, dates back to 1714. Terrible landslides are caused by the detachment of large rock masses that have detached from the mountain range, formerly named Scex de Champ. Causing the death of 15 people and hundreds of animals (wild and livestock) the disaster was considered as the devil’s work. The mountain range was renamed Les …

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea
Located in South of France, on the Mediterranean Sea shore, the towns of Palavas (Palavas-Les-Flots) and Carnon are a big attraction for tourists who are visiting the Gulf of Lion in Languedoc-Roussillon, during Summer time. Their beaches are a nice playground for kite surfers, beach volleyball and beach tennis players. There is no big waves, so it’s not ideal for surfers, but you can see some from time to time. Personnaly, I prefer the periods when there is much less …

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland
The Aletsch Glacier and Fiescher Glacier in Switzerland, are two impressive glaciers in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier (in German: Aletschgletscher) or Great Aletsch Glacier (in German: Grosser Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps (about 23 km (14 mi) long, covering more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi)). The Fiescher Glacier (in German: Fieschergletscher) is located just beside the Aletsch Glacier. The starting point of the Fiescher Glacier is …

Camargue, Lattes,Perols, France

Camargue, Lattes,Perols, France
Also called Camargue by some, the lagoon area between Lattes and Pérols (Hérault, France), is part of the region where I was born. Officially, the Camargue stretches form the Bouches-du-Rhone to the department of Gard, and is formed by the Rhône delta. There is also the Petite Camargue, part of the Camargue located west of the Petit Rhône in the Gard. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, not far from Montpellier, this area includes many marshes, ponds, “sansouïres” (biotopes made of …

Cirque De Navacelles – Vis River – Hérault – Gard – France

Cirque De Navacelles – Vis River – Hérault – Gard – France
The Cirque de Navacelles is an incised meander, a large erosional landform located towards the southern edge of the Massif Central mountain range in South of France. It is located near Saint-Maurice-Navacelles and Blandas villages, between the Hérault and the Gard départements, in Languedoc-Roussillon. The Cirque de Navacelles was isolated, with only a few small villages around. But with the completion of the Millau Viaduct in 2004 and the A75 motorway linking Clermont-Ferrand and Pézenas, tourism in the region including …
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