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Win an incredible week’s holiday in the Caribbean worth £7,000 THE WHERE ARE YOU? TRAVEL COMPETITION: FEBRUARY 2017 @ Conde Nast Traveller

We're giving away seven nights at five-star boutique hotel Hermitage Bay on the candy-bright island of Antigua. Hidden in a perfect horse-shoe cove on the south-west coast, Hermitage Bay is just steps from the turquoise shores of the Caribbean and surrounded by tropical gardens and acres of lush, green hillside, from where you can just spot the neighbouring islands of Montserrat, St. Kitt's and Nevis. Culinary enthusiasts can explore the hotel's organic kitchen garden, and take a cooking course using the local produce that the restaurant thrives off.
The prize includes a stay in a Hillside Pool Suite for two on an all-inclusive basis, along with British Airways return flights and airport transfers.

Read the clue and see if you can identify the location in the photograph.
Please see comment#1 for my answer, good luck!

Completion message:
Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!
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Win a seven-night stay at Hermitage Bay THE WHERE ARE YOU? TRAVEL COMPETITION: FEBRUARY 2017 @ Conde Nast Traveller

Clues:
The craggy mountain you can see dominates the landscape of this rugged region, and until the 18th century was thought to be its highest peak. The hilltop village in the foreground provides one of the best vantage points from which to appreciate it. In a 2016 survey, this was voted one of the country's top 10 favourite villages. In the 16th century it belonged to a neighbouring land, and defended itself successfully until it was finally forced to switch sides - though many traces of its original character remain. Just 500 people live here amidst the cobblestoned alleys and vaulted passageways, below a church that shares its name with an American singer-songwriter who once collaborated with David Byrne. The mountain has also inspired lines of verse, being described by a local poet as 'an immense magnolia… its bees are the fairies that surround it, and its butterflies the swans and the eagles'. Each year on 23 June, a fire is lit at the mountaintop and torches are lit to spark satellite bonfires around the surrounding countryside. Where are you?

Identify the mountain described above, then go to our competition page to enter the answer and your details to be in with the chance of winning a holiday to the Caribbean. The competition closes on 28 February 2017.
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Picture clue:

http://cdni.condenast.co.uk/1080x720/g_j/hilltop-village-conde-nast-traveller-19dec16-alamy_1080x720.jpg

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MY ANSWER: Canigou, The Pyrenees, France.

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Picture found here:
alamy.com/sto…tml

TITLE:
the village of Eus perched on a hilltop with the Pic de Canigou beyond, the Pyrenees, Languedoc-Rousillon, France.

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en.wikipedia.org/wik…gou
The Canigou el. 2,784.66 m./9137 ft.) is a mountain located in the Pyrenees of southern France.
Due to its sharp flanks and its dramatic location near the coast, until the 18th century the Canigou was believed to be the highest mountain in the Pyrenees.

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francethisway.com/pla…php
Historical note: in the 16th century the village of Eus was part of the Spanish territory and successfully defended itself against the French, but 200 years later it was back in French hands after successfully repelling the Spanish. There is still a distinct Spanish influence in the town and many of the street names are Spanish rather than French.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Byrne#Solo_album_career:_1979.E2.80.931981.2C_1989.E2.80.93present
In 2012 he released a collaborative album with American singer songwriter St. Vincent called Love This Giant.

france-beautiful-villages.org/en/eus
Today, the imposing Church of Saint Vincent stands in place of the old citadel and steep cobblestone streets descend from its doors.

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en.wikipedia.org/wik…gou
The Canigou inspired the epic poem "Canigó" by Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló. In these verses Verdaguer compares the snowy mountain to a Magnolia flower.

The Canigó is an immense magnolia
that blooms in an offshoot of the Pyrenees;
its bees are the fairies that surround it,
and its butterflies the swans and the eagles......

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en.wikipedia.org/wik…gou
Every year on 23 June, the night before St. John's day (nuit de Saint Jean), there is a ceremony called Flama del Canigó (Canigou Flame), where a fire is lit at the mountaintop. People keep a vigil during the night and take torches lit on the fire in a spectacular torch relay to light bonfires elsewhere.

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Merci marba une fois de plus, nous sommes témoins de ta connaissance fantastique Je suis certain qu'il y a une place en tant que chercheur pour vous d'une grande organisation de l'entreprise, peut-être le gouvernement.

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Edited by: "waterpolo" 4th Jan

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Thanks marba, detailed research as always

here I go again another long slog to try and win & win anything.... anywhere..... so I'm fingers x 2017 will bring me something. (_;) ta so for all your hard work x

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As Chris Kamara would say "Unbelievable!"
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