Photographer's Note

In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc, in the Sidobre Chaos Balme near the town of Saint Salvy in the Tarn.

The tray is integrated Sidobre in the Natural Park of Haut Languedoc , east of Castres , at an average altitude of about 600 meters. Its particularity is to be born of a geological upheaval, there are some 300 million years (approximately ) ! ...

Formed after cooling of magma, and combined with the work of erosion , the granite consists subsoil gave birth to rock the original forms. Long deprived area , this secret Sidobre strange geological features has been a source of legends and mysteries ...

In Sidobre called chaos a pile of granite balls accumulated by the work of erosion, and stretching over several hundred meters. In other words, a river of rocks ...

Over time, the boulders were stuck against each other and , however, taking a few precautions , you can move on its surface. Sometimes, you can slide between rocks which form a small cave called " Balme " in the region.

A creek, Lignon , flows under stones , carrying sand from the granite of the slow decomposition of the rock. Walking on the chaos , you can hear the Lignon sink or cascading through the amplified sound from the cavities through which it passes .

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