The Paddler ezine Issue 9. June 2013 - Page 58

ThePaddler 58 O C F 1 3 f approached over the ruggedly alpine Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, and through the short tunnel at Col de Rousset, Paul Villecourt’s beloved Drôme valley offers one of the most stunning vistas in all of France. Leaving behind the alpine forest (legendary bastion of the French Resistance), we find towering walls of limestone basking in the Mediterranean sun, and a vertiginous drop down to the gently rolling southern foothills which stretch away, seemingly endlessly, into Provence. I Story by Greg Spencer Open Canoe Festival 2013 FRANCE Between Le Massif du