Maritime Alps


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Mar·i·time Alps

 (măr′ĭ-tīm′)
A range of the southwest Alps on the French-Italian border near the Mediterranean Sea. The highest elevation is 3,297 m (10,817 ft).

Maritime Alps

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(Placename) a range of the W Alps in SE France and NW Italy. Highest peak: Argentera, 3297 m (10 817 ft)

Mar′itime Alps′


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a range of the Alps in SE France and NW Italy.
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Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
During their retreat in the region of the Maritime Alps, in a small house built of dry stones and embowered with roses, they appear all through to be less like released lovers than as companions who had found out each other's fitness in a specially intense way.
Contract notice: Ecological moorings and markings for water sports, within the framework of the departmental plan of the spaces, sites and itineraries and the management of the uses on the littoral of the maritime alps
Apart from maritime Alps, cobalt-blue ocean, millionaires' yachts and a nice casino, there are few differences between Tottenham High Road and Monte Carlo - except Spurs legend Ledley King did not switch on the Christmas lights in Monaco.
August, as every Francophile knows, is for the beaches of the Cote d' Azur and the mountain villages of the Maritime Alps, not obsessing about boring things like covered bonds and Euribor interest rates spreads.
It's the capital of the principality of Monaco, and sits at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, just miles from the Italian border.
Passing through the towns, villages and picturesque countryside of the Maritime Alps, this was an arduous, car-breaking event, and a rally which provided plenty of entertaining footage for the enthusiast.
SINCE GIUSEPPE PENONE burst onto the Turinese art scene in the heyday of Arte Povera with a series of photographs documenting actions performed in the forested foothills of the Italian Maritime Alps, trees have remained central to his oeuvre.
In 1968 he carried out a series of works in the region of the Maritime Alps.
The Maritime Alps host the most famous Italian deposits of uranium minerals (Lurisia, Peveragno, Bric Colme) where autunite was discovered in 1913.
Mt Gelas is the highest point in the Maritime Alps at 3,143m and the park is home to the holm oak, the Mediterranean olive tree, rhododendrons, firs, spruces and larches.

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