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Mount Ventoux (France)

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The summit from the north side with the telecommunications tower

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The summit from the north side with the telecommunications tower

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Every year there are thousands of cyclists who climb the strenuous road to the top of the mountain

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Every year there are thousands of cyclists who climb the strenuous road to the top of the mountain

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Fans of cycling tourism climb the strenuous 26 km long climb (south side) towards the top of the mountain

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Fans of cycling tourism climb the strenuous 26 km long climb (south side) towards the top of the mountain

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The south side of Mount Ventoux. The road that goes up through an huge sun-drenched stone

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The south side of Mount Ventoux. The road that goes up through an huge sun-drenched stone

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The telecommunications tower on the top of the mountain and the vast stony ground on the south side of the mountain

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The telecommunications tower on the top of the mountain and the vast stony ground on the south side of the mountain

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The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain

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The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain

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The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain

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The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain

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The warm and sunny stony ground on which, due to the wind, trees cannot grow

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The warm and sunny stony ground on which, due to the wind, trees cannot grow

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Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France

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Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France

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Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France

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Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France

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Due to the strong wind, the trees cannot grow on the stony ground

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Due to the strong wind, the trees cannot grow on the stony ground

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Trails for mountain bike enthusiasts cross the immense stony ground on the south side of the mountain

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Trails for mountain bike enthusiasts cross the immense stony ground on the south side of the mountain

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Panorama of the southern side of the mountain

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Panorama of the southern side of the mountain

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists

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Arrival under the telecommunications tower

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Arrival under the telecommunications tower

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The arrival square under the telecommunications tower

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The arrival square under the telecommunications tower

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Photo on the hill before going down on the north-western side of the mountain

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Photo on the hill before going down on the north-western side of the mountain

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A little rest on the top of the mountain before descending from the northwestern side of Mount Ventoux

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A little rest on the top of the mountain before descending from the northwestern side of Mount Ventoux

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The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux

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The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux

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Meteorological observatory

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Meteorological observatory

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The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux

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The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux

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Sunset on Mount Ventoux

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Sunset on Mount Ventoux

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Where is Mount Ventoux

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Where is Mount Ventoux

The summit from the north side with the telecommunications tower
The summit from the north side with the telecommunications tower
Every year there are thousands of cyclists who climb the strenuous road to the top of the mountain
Every year there are thousands of cyclists who climb the strenuous road to the top of the mountain
Fans of cycling tourism climb the strenuous 26 km long climb (south side) towards the top of the mountain
Fans of cycling tourism climb the strenuous 26 km long climb (south side) towards the top of the mountain
The south side of Mount Ventoux. The road that goes up through an huge sun-drenched stone
The south side of Mount Ventoux. The road that goes up through an huge sun-drenched stone
The telecommunications tower on the top of the mountain and the vast stony ground on the south side of the mountain
The telecommunications tower on the top of the mountain and the vast stony ground on the south side of the mountain
The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain
The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain
The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain
The road that crosses the warm and sunny stony ground that covers the top of the mountain
The warm and sunny stony ground on which, due to the wind, trees cannot grow
The warm and sunny stony ground on which, due to the wind, trees cannot grow
Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France
Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France
Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France
Mount Ventoux, a destination for cyclists who want to take one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France
Due to the strong wind, the trees cannot grow on the stony ground
Due to the strong wind, the trees cannot grow on the stony ground
Trails for mountain bike enthusiasts cross the immense stony ground on the south side of the mountain
Trails for mountain bike enthusiasts cross the immense stony ground on the south side of the mountain
Panorama of the southern side of the mountain
Panorama of the southern side of the mountain
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
The arrival on the top of the mountain immortalized by the photographer who follows the cyclists
Arrival under the telecommunications tower
Arrival under the telecommunications tower
The arrival square under the telecommunications tower
The arrival square under the telecommunications tower
Photo on the hill before going down on the north-western side of the mountain
Photo on the hill before going down on the north-western side of the mountain
A little rest on the top of the mountain before descending from the northwestern side of Mount Ventoux
A little rest on the top of the mountain before descending from the northwestern side of Mount Ventoux
The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux
The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux
Meteorological observatory
Meteorological observatory
The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux
The long descent from the north-western side of Mount Ventoux
Sunset on Mount Ventoux
Sunset on Mount Ventoux
Where is Mount Ventoux
Where is Mount Ventoux

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 154

Mount Ventoux on Google Maps.
Located in Provence, not far from the town of Carpentras, the mountain with the bald top, as the French usually call it, can be seen from all over Provence territory, distinguishable from the other peaks because the vast stony ground that characterizes the summit. 1,912 meters high, swept by the Mistral, (strong wind that sometimes exceeds 160 km/h) the road leading to the top of the mountain is one of the most famous and difficult roads of the Tour de France so that the englishman Tommy Simpson died for the extreme effort to reach the summit in year 1967 and also the famous Eddy Merckx suffered an illness during the ascent. In the summer, thousands of cycling enthusiasts take advantage of the tiring 15 km climb of the "bald mountain" for an unforgettable and exhausting climb.
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Tourism office: www.france-voyage.com