A Little Trivia…

In the novel, Richard asks Gabriela where she found the coin.  She replies:
“…At the summit, there is a stone table with an orientation map indicating all the interesting spot visible–on good days, mind you.”
The mountainous areas of France, full of intersecting hiking trails, have many of these orientation tables peppering their peaks.  The views, on good days, is magnificent and worth the hike.  This is an example of the type of orientation table to which Gabriela was referring.

One type of orientation table found near the peaks of the surrounding mountains in the Pre-Maritime Alps,

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