Southern France: Four Hikes above the Côte d'Azur - paulsmit
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'Islands in the clouds.'

Crossing the border back into France from Torri in Liguria suddenly I walk above the clouds. Mountain tops and pine forests perch above the undulating cotton-wool clouds like islands, as serene as a Chinese painting. In the distance the snowcapped Alps of Mercantour. Photo Paul Smit.