Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Two Ends Of The World Meet in The Jura

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The Reculée de Beaume-les-Messieurs, Jura.
In the central Jura, large villages and market towns stand at the entrance to valleys known as "reculées" (steephead valleys) which penetrate the steep western slopes of the massif. Usually four or five kilometres long, these spectacular blind valleys are walled in by sheer chalk cliffs.

The pretty town of Poligny guards the entrance to one of such valleys; Château-Chalon, famed for its wine, lies at the entrance to another which ends in the lovely mountain amphitheatre known as the Cirque de Ladoye.

Source: Francois Hagnere

 

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