Maritime Alps


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Maritime Alps

 

a division of the Alps in Italy and France. The Maritime Alps extend for approximately 150 km in the shape of an arc that bulges to the south. There are elevations to 3,297 m (Punta dell’ Argentera). Low narrow ranges with rocky peaks are situated in the west; the ranges are less jagged in the east. The mountains are composed primarily of limestones, crystalline rocks (in the west), and flysch (in the east). The lower slopes are sparsely covered with oak and pine forests; higher up there are mixed and coniferous forests and subalpine meadows. The southern spurs border the Ligurian Sea, forming the picturesque Côte d’Azur and the Italian Riviera.

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Mt Gelas is the highest point in the Maritime Alps at 3,143m and the park is home to the holm oak, the Mediterranean olive tree, rhododendrons, firs, spruces and larches.
It is in the Maritime Alps, 15km from the Mediterranean coast and the lively Riviera towns of Alassio and Albenga.
Both men spent Sunday night in freezing temperatures after losing their way in the popular climbing area in the Maritime Alps, near the border between Italy and France.
These plains are sheltered by the Alps and Italy's Maritime Alps so balloons can fly at any time of year.
Beautifully cradled between France's Maritime Alps and the city's azure Baie des Anges, Nice has enjoyed being Queen of the Riviera since the mid-19th century.
He died where he had lived for much of the past five decades, in the lovely principality of Monaco, where the Maritime Alps march down to the Mediterranean Sea.
A medieval village between Nice and Monaco, Eze perches like an eagle's nest on a peak in the Maritime Alps 1,550 feet above the sea.
Apart from 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 did not switch on the Christmas lights in Monaco.
For the town of Vence, located in the Maritime Alps.
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