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The Nimes-le-Vieux rocky chaos (south-west of Lozere, Languedoc, between Florac and Meyrueis) is located between the hamlets of L'Hom, Gally and Le Veygalier.

Culminating at 1100 m, it's a 4 km long site.
Set on the Causse Mejean, the place presents a rocky cliffs façade, "organized" in some half-circles, scattered by rocks of evocative lines.

This so particular relief is due to an uprising of the causse and to the action of the water on the stones.
It has a ruins side, as if it was an abandoned village ; it isn't.
As for the strange big rocks, they've always kindled the imagination and some of them have been nicknamed by local people ("the potful", "the rampart", "the devil's skin"...).

From L'Hom, a little path of 4 km, easy to walk, allows to walk around an amazing decor.

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  • Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 546] (3344)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-11 10:29
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