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Photo: Les Mees Rocks France

The rocks near the village of Les Mees, France stand in columns and extend across the landscape for over two kilometers.

The village of Les Mees in the Provence, France owes all of its history and fame to the rocks which stand over 100 meters high behind the town. The correct name for these rocks is the Les Penitents des Mees and the tale behind them is that they resemble a procession of Monks who were eaten up with guilt because they fell in love with the beautiful young "Mauresques" women. They were punished and transformed into rocks by Saint Donat as the legend is known in Les Mees, France.The village of Les Mees, France is situated at the foot of these rows of rocks and is an ancient village with many historic stories behind it. The total number of residents that live in Les Mees is about 3,000 and it is not just recognized for the rocks but for also for having the largest number and best quality of olive trees.Les Mees in the Provence, France has outdoor sports available such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and horseback riding and in July and August the village hosts a few cultural events. ... continue below the picture...


Les Mees Rocks France

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Les Mees Rocks France
Photo of rocks known as the Les Penitents Des Mees near the village of Les Mees in the Provence, France.

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... Les Mees, France is worth a stopover on your journey to see the columns of rocks and to relax and get a peaceful evening to catch up on a night of well needed sleep.Les Penitents des Mees, rows of columnar rocks over 100 metres high and over 2 kms long near the village of Les Mees, Alpes de Haute, Provence, France, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 38mm.

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Les Mees Rocks France
The rocks near the village of Les Mees, France stand in columns and extend across the landscape for over two kilometers.
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Rolf Hicker
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