Provencal Wind Rose at Montfuron. Provence
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca
N 43° 50.158 E 005° 41.573
31T E 716496 N 4857179
Quick Description: At the ruins of Chateau Montfuron, Vaucluse, France, is a Provençal Wind Rose showing "Les 32 Vents de Provence".
Location: France
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 10:30:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM878K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 11

Long Description:
On the top of the Luberon, exposed to the winds, among the ruins of the old chateau is a large stone wind rose marked with the 32 traditional winds of Provence. Some of the names are quite familiar: Mistral, Tramontana, Sirocco, Levent. Others less so unless you are a sailor.

The easy way over the Luberon Ridge in Provence passes the village of Montfuron. We hiked in and were rewarded with a traditional Provencal village, an old chateau in ruins, a stone carved wind rose, a ancient but functional windmill (WM878J) and a sundial dedicated to St Antonius.(WM8789)

“Les 32 Vents de Provence” carved onto the wind rose are in Provençal. In brackets are the usual names in French.
· Tramontane (North)
· Temps dur (Vent droit)
· Montagniero (Montagnére) (NNE)
· Vent oureso (Brise Noire)
· Agueion (Gregale) (NE)
· Gisano (Lombarde)
· Gregau (Levant-Grégale) (ENE)
· Auro brune (Auro-Bruno)
· Levantas (Levant) (East)
· Auro-rosso
· Vent blanc (ESE)
· Leveche
· Marin blanc (Autan) (SE)
· Eissero (Sirocco)
· Auro caudo Simoun (SSE)
· Embat
· Marin (South)
· Vent de bas
· Fouis Chili (SSW)
· Vent Larg (Vent du Large)
· Labe Labech (SW)
· Vent de Damo (Libeccio)
· Founent (Garbi) (WSW)
· Rousau (Cierco)
· Narbonnes (Ponent) (West)
· Travesso (Traverse)
· Manjo Fango (Maestro) (WNW)
· Cers Galerne
· Mistrau (Mistral) (NW)
· Vent d’air (Traverse-haute)
· Biso (Brise) (NNW)
· Auro-Drecho
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