EGT '07 Photo Album: MONS

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Here we post photos of Mons

The village of Mons is perched on a rocky spur that overlooks deep forested valleys to the south and west, giving it the feeling of solitude with a view. Mons is located on the small D563 road that connects Fayence (13 km and 20 minutes south) with the N85 Route Napoleon (12 km north). The village is very picturesque, with a classical "perched medieval" view from the St-Cezaire road [photo-1], and a pretty valley of pastures and woods at the "back" side, on the road from Fayence.

The village stretches along the top of the spur at different levels. There are several tiny squares in the village, with one slightly-larger "central" square where a large plane tree shades the café-restaurant tables and an old fountain adds the calming sound of running water [photo-3].

A large open area at the southern tip of the spur has an orientation table explaining the far peaks and other sites visible from here. Benches are set beneath large shade trees, including one gigantic horse chestnut (photo). This park area is very calm, and the village itself was calm even on the July-August transition weekend which is one of the busiest weekends in France. A tourist information and art expositions center is located in buildings of light-colored native stone, set discreetly down at the extreme southern edge of the park area.

Some actually consider the village too calm, with no effort having been made to encourage tourists and no village market. New management of the Comité des Fêtes is planning more events next year (2000) to bring some activity to this lovely place.
 
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narrow alley of Mons (2 exposures blended)
 
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A few from Mons:

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Shutting-up shop.


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Duelling Balconies.


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Stairway to heaven



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Wall art.


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Rooftop view.
 
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Somehow, these mediterranean villages all look very similar, whether they are in Greece, Italy or France - I like them where-ever they are.

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Lots of fun here. I was following Daniel so I am trying for something different.

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The return of the plants

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the pretty couple

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