The Prehistoric Mushroom

27 August 2013
After the Canoeing trip we lunch at the balcony bar, then walk the Cirque de Causse Noir from the river Jonte, right up on to the top. The path upwards is nearly always in the forest with occasional breathtaking glimpses of giant towers with tiny buildings on top.

Finally we arrive at the Champignon Prehistorique, one enormous eroded boulder, with prehistoric shelter places under the giant eaves of it. The boulder is 50 metres in length, and has been eroded at the base to less than 5 metres.

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

The Prehistoric Mushroom on the Causse Noir

The Prehistoric Mushroom on the Causse Noir

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

Champignon Prehistorique on the Causse Noir

View Westwards down the Gorge de la Jonte

View Westwards down the Gorge de la Jonte

View Westwards down the Gorge de la Jonte

View Westwards down the Gorge de la Jonte

Hermitage de St. Michel, Gorge de la Jonte

Hermitage de St. Michel, Gorge de la Jonte

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