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September 17, 2009

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Vineyards

Absolutely beautiful pictures. I would love to visit some of those vineyards.

Jane

I love your photos. It's a really great place to visit. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. By the way, I found a fantastic Paris adventure that might interest you too. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Bryan Training

So serene. What a peaceful place. Looks like the classic times.. Great pictures.

Rika

Do you have any information about the name Basson on the Correns Wine labels: Croix Basson? I have searched for the history and origins of Basson in Correns but without success.Was Basson a person/family perhaps who had something to do with the design or manufacture of the cross (Day of Atonement symbol) on the hill?
We love Correns and have attended it's annual Spring Music Festival all the way from South Africa for the past 20 odd years. To Kyak down the peaceful L'Argens is marvelous. Some 15 years ago Le Parc Restaurant was the property of Bruno the great Chef- renowned for his truffle dishes- who still runs his other restaurant in Lorgue.
Thanks for your help
Rika

Bert

Hi there,

Correns was a pilgrimage place long time ago and the 12-meter-high Croix de Basson (cross of basson) was erected atop a rock overlooking the village during the year 1912 for the "pardon de Correns", one of these pilgrimages. See pic of the cross on the link below.

http://www.visitvar.fr/img.ashx?h=950&w=1800&r=propnz&d=Mairie%20de%20Correns&u=http://www.acvsnet.net/SI-ACVS/images/Prestations/1131/-1/1429794806000.jpg


And on this Google-Street-view image you can see the cross afar, viewed fom the road just outside Correns, a neighborhood precisely named Basson :


https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Basson,+83570+Correns/@43.4816321,6.0813492,3a,75y,179.83h,90.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sj3ho0W4EW7i7BgPlHNpNtg!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fmaps%2Fphotothumb%2Ffd%2Fv1%3Fbpb%3DChAKDnNlYXJjaC5UQUNUSUxFEiAKEgmdT9iOTl3JEhGPxI4IfO3ZLCoKDQAAAAAVAAAAABoFCGoQiAM%26gl%3DFR!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x12c95d4e8ed84f9d:0x2cd9ed7c088ec48f!8m2!3d43.4815951!4d6.0814066

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