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).
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Maritime Alps

pl n
(Placename) a range of the W Alps in SE France and NW Italy. Highest peak: Argentera, 3297 m (10 817 ft)
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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.
"I'm not going to lie, I'd love to make it five cyclists and five Welshmen," said Thomas, after a hard day back in the saddle in the maritime Alps above his Monaco base.
Apart from the 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 didn't 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. His method of making an intervention in the natural world - for example, intertwining three saplings or leaving an iron replica of his hand to restrict the growth of a tree trunk - which he then photographed, anticipated the later work of British artists like Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy.
The Maritime Alps host the most famous Italian deposits of uranium minerals (Lurisia, Peveragno, Bric Colme) where autunite was discovered in 1913.

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