Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Mont Gerbier de Jonc, 07310 Saint-Martial, France
About Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Mont Gerbier de Jonc is a mountain of volcanic origin located in the Massif Central in France. It is made of a type of rock called phonolite. It rises to an altitude of 1,551 m, and its base contains three springs that are the source of the Loire, France's longest river. It is the second most-visited site in the département of Ardèche, after the Ardèche Gorges.
Attractions near Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Mont Mézenc is a French mountain in the Massif du Mézenc, part of the Massif Central in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is on the border of the Ardèche and Haute-Loire departments and is the highest mountain of both departments. The mountain is in the "Natural regional park of the Mountains of Ardèche"
The Chauvet 2 Cave - Ardèche is a replica of the Chauvet cave. Its construction began in October 2012 and it was opened to the public in 2015. It is a cultural, scientific, and technological project, unique in both its design and its size which in fact the largest ornate cave replica in the world.
The Chauvet Cave is a Palaeolithic cave situated near Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in the Ardèche region of southern France that houses the best-preserved, exquisite examples of prehistoric art. it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites and the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO granted it World Heritage status. Its age and artistry have made us reconsider the story of art as well as the capabilities of these humans. The cave has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
The Pont d’Arc is a 60m high and 34m wide natural bridge carved out of the rock face of the gorge over the Ardèche River in Ardeche. It’s a geological wonder and thousands of years of water and wind have eroded the stone into shaping this natural entrance to the Ardeche gorges. In the near vicinity of the arch is the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, containing one of the earliest known Paleolithic cave paintings, about 30,000 years old.
The highest peak in the Cévennes range and it is commonly used for skiing during the winter months and offers some stunning natural scenery and is covered by coniferous plantations and 'broom' scrub moorland. Its vast, smooth expanses are dotted with rounded granite balls shaped by erosion. Small streams flow amid the peat bogs, which are home to precious endemic flora.
The Aven d'Orgnac is a subterranean cavity classed as a Grand Site de France and situated near the town of Orgnac-l'Aven. With its origins going back more than 100 million years, the Aven d'Orgnac presents a sight of spectacular beauty. Time has fashioned fabulous and wildly diverse crystalline formations that can be seen in the gigantic chambers. One of the beautiful places in this area which shows light to natural beauty.
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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.