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The “Park of the hydraulic animals” – main tourist facility in La Roche-sur-Yon

The “Park of the hydraulic animals”  is the main tourist and cultural facility of La Roche-sur-Yon, France. At the heart of Place Napoléon, 13 animals of wood and steel are present today.

The story goes that when Napoleon founded the town in 1804, scholars who had returned from his expedition to Egypt chose La Roche-sur-Yon to …

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Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

photo: Stefano Paletti

Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

Flora and fauna of the world: Andorra

The plant cover (flora of Andorra) is rather diverse, mostly dominated by 1) deciduous trees: oak, chestnut, beech, box; and 2)  conifers:  fir-trees, pine, silver fir and different types of junipers. There are vast alpine and subalpine meadows …

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