Mont Ventoux (1912 m) is a mountain in Provence region in France. Mountain is geologically part of the Alps. Geographically is considered to be a separated from the Alps as the mountain is located as alone mountain, 40 kilometers north of the Luberon range. Its alone location makes a great panoramic view all over the Provence.
The top of the mountain is limestone with strong periglacial processes. The white limestone gravel covering the top of the mountain makes the mountain’s peak appear from a distance to be snow-capped all year round. The mountain is actually 2/3 of the year covered with the snow even the distance from the Mediterranean Sea is only 90 km. The peak of the mountain is often very windy (ventouxmeans windy) with very hi wind speed.