Santons De Provence Et Creche De Provence by Mediterranean Interiors


The winds of Provence, the region of southeast France along the Mediterranean from the Alps to the mouth of the Rhone River, are an important feature of Provençal life, and each one has a traditional local name, in the Provençal language. The most famous Provençal winds are: the Mistral, a cold dry north or northwest wind, which blows down through the Rhone Valley to the Mediterranean, and can reach speeds of ninety kilometers an hour. the Levant, a very humid east wind, which brings moisture from the eastern Mediterranean. the Tramontane, a strong, cold and dry north wind, similar to the Mistral, which blows from the Massif Central mountains toward the Mediterranean to the west of the Rhone. the Marin, a strong, wet and cloudy south wind, which blows in from the Gulf of Lion. the Sirocco, a southeast wind coming from the Sahara desert in Africa, can reach hurricane force, and brings either reddish dust or heavy rains. The Provençal names for the winds are very similar to the names in the closely related Catalan language: Tramontana (Pr.) = Tramuntana (Catalan) Levant (Pr.) = Llevant (Catalan) Mistral (Pr.) = Mestral (Catalan)

Article Title : Winds of Provence
Article Snippet :Mestral (Catalan) The winds of Provence, particularly the Mistral, have long had an influence on the architecture of Provence. The mas traditionally faces
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Article Snippet :capital of Provence, it is the subprefecture of the arrondissement of Aix-en-Provence, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte
Article Title : Marseille
Article Snippet :French department of Bouches-du-Rhône and of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Situated in the Provence region of southern France, it is located on the
Article Title : Farandole
Article Snippet :tambourines. Its popularity made it enter in the Christmas crib (crèche) of Provence and it is one of the most characteristic elements of the Provençal
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Article Snippet :Musée d'art et d'histoire Musée de la Crèche Langres Musée d'art et d'histoire Baccarat Musée de la cristallerie Jarville-la-Malgrange Musée de l'histoire
Article Title : Mistral (wind)
Article Snippet :and on the coast of Provence. It is caused by a thermal depression over the interior of Provence (The Var and Alpes de Haute-Provence), created when the

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