Moustiers-Sainte-Marie in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Monday, 15 October 2012 - 01:22 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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© Nepomuk

© Nepomuk

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. The village has been a centre of the pottery trade, especially faïence, for centuries.

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The village clings a hundred or so metres up the side of a limestone cliff. A spring flows out of the cliff, creating a waterfall directly out of the centre of town. At twilight, the sun strikes the south-facing cliff, creating a diffuse pink light for a few minutes on clear days.

Above the town, a gold painted star hangs on a 225m long chain suspended between two cliffs. Its origin according to a legend popularised by Provençal poet Frédéric Mistral lies in the 10th century although the original star and chain have been replaced several times since then. The current star is about 50 years old.

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