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Between them, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon encompass an astonishing array of landscapes. Mountain ranges include the peaks of the Mercantour national park and the Préalpes in northeastern Provence, the rolling hills of the Luberon, dramatic Mont Ventoux and the Gorges du Verdon in the center, and the limestone ridges of the Alpilles toward the west. The Massif Central tapers off in Haut Languedoc before flattening out on the way south. The highlands of the Corbières give a taste of the heights to come with the mighty Pyrénées that mark the border with Spain.

Coastal regions are just as captivating, as many are backed with massive cliffs such as the Massif de l'Estérel near Fréjus. The calanques near Marseille are a breathtaking sight, with rocky cliffs and narrow inlets. The Rhône delta is the home of the Camargue, a vast area of marshes and wetlands that has a haunting beauty of its own. Further west is the seemingly endless stretch of sand that is barely interrupted until it reaches the rocky Côte Vermeille and the Spanish border.

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