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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 1551m, 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.Mont Gerbier de Jonc was formed 8 million years ago when a volcano erupted molten phonolite lava. The lava was too viscous to flow far and it cooled to form a lava dome of phonolite rock in the crater of the volcano. The lava dome has columnar jointing, which formed during cooling of the lava. The volcanic cone containing the lava dome was later eroded away, exposing the lava dome.Plan to visit Mont Gerbier de Jonc and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint-Martial attractions using our Saint-Martial vacation route planner.
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HaletLuyaAugust 16, 2017
Bonjour, La source du plus grand fleuve de France ... voir ourdir un filet d'eau et imaginer qu'il devient un long fleuve ... passer du Mont Gerbier aux châteaux de la Loire, comme l'indique la borne ... more »Hello, the source of the largest river of France... see hatching a trickle of water and imagine that it becomes a long river... pass of Mont Gerbier to the castles of the Loire, as indicated by the Terminal is pass of 1551 meters above sea level to arrive at St Nazaire 1020 Km more far! Put good shoes, plan warm clothing (even in summer) watch out for unscrupulous tourists who ride at full speed!
Anaïs GAugust 9, 2017
Nous sommes montés au haut de ce mont avec un vent assez fort mais ce fut un vrai régal ! Je ne suis pas très sportive (26ans) mais ce fut faisable. En revanche je ne recommande pas aux personnes qui ... more »We climbed to the top of this mountain with a wind strong enough but it was a real treat! I'm not very sporty (26) but it was doable. However I do not recommend to people who do not have the habit of climbing, sneaking, and who do not have a sense of balance. He must still climb and climb rocks. The descent is less fun than the climb, but really worth the detour!
alain dAugust 3, 2017
"escalade" à faire au minimum avec des basket. attention aux enfants ,quelques passages difficiles pour les sujets au vertige more »"climbing" to do at a minimum with the basketball. attention to the children, a few difficult passages for Vertigo topics
Rene BrinkhuisAugust 24, 2017A beautiful walk/climb of over half an hour to the top of this mountain which is also the source of the Loire River. From the top you have a great 360 degree view. Very worth it! Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
Henk EisemaAugust 4, 2017What we have found here a hairpin bends! Very briefly, on each other, challenging and fun to do with the engine! The final piece to the top wasn't with the engine, but the view was really fantastic!
Henri DoornwaardJuly 21, 2017Very beautiful climbing experience. To do with kids from 6-7 years.
Gaelle colletAugust 16, 2017Superb ride, landscape beautiful, good recommended walking shoe... Free parking, on-site dining... Local product...
Marcel DsrAugust 8, 2017Great place, possibility of many trips by bike or on foot. Great view and 360 degree at its Summit. A marvel!
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