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Basse-Alpes

BASSES-ALPES Inland département (04) in southeastern France, formed from Provence in 1790 but which changed its name to ALPES-DE-HAUTE-PROVENCE in 1970. With the growth of tourism, a name that meant Low Alps could perhaps be off-putting, as those who want … Continue reading

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Barcelonnette

BARCELONNETTE Alpine town on the River Udaye, a tributary of the Durance, in southeastern France. The town was refounded in 1232 by Count Raymond Berenger IV of Provence (who belonged to the family of the Counts of Barcelona – hence … Continue reading

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