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View from the Top: The Donjon Gilles Aycelin

Donjon Gilles Aycelin, Narbonne, France I’m not usually that bothered about seeing views from high places – frankly it’s usually quite disappointing, and usually when I do it, I wonder why I bothered.  In this case, the Donjon – or rather, the tower – is positioned so that you could get a dramatic view of the cathedral and surrounding countryside.…

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Looking Down on Geneva: A View from Salève

Salève, France Who could arrest a creature capable of scaling the overhanging sides of Mont Saleve? So says Mary Shelley in her “Frankenstein”, when the monster runs away to the mountain to escape from those hunting him in Geneva.  It’s an appropriate place for him to roam – the vast slug-like mountain looms over the city of Geneva, and with…

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