Since the end of the Cretaceous, lower Provence (France) has been a continental region. In the Miocene, the drainage was toward the north. Pontian and Plio-Quaternary crustal movements caused southward tilting of the Miocene surface and resulted in the present topography. The deep submarine canyons off the coast can be explained in terms of the post-Miocene flexuring.

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