Pont d'Arc   52172
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Location: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: France      Date: March 2013
The Pont d'Arc is a large natural bridge, located in the Ardèche département in the south of France.
The arch, carved out by the Ardèche River, is 60 m wide and 54 m high. The natural arch is the symbol of "Réserve naturelle des gorges de l'Ardèche", a French nature reserve.
It is an arc very well known in France, both for its size, both because, unlike most of the natural arches on a river, is located on a river still active.
In the near vicinity of the arch is the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, containing the earliest known paleolithic cave paintings, about 30,000 years old.


Today is the day of amazing rock formations. Very fine. KR Arno
2014/11/22 14:04 , Arno Bruckardt
2014/11/22 15:37 , Winfried Borlinghaus
I know this place well ... the point of "no return" when we started with the canoe to St. Martin ;-)! Well done Giuseppe!

Tanti saluti, Hans-Jörg
2014/11/23 14:12 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
I'm glad you know the place. Yes, it is a place for canoeists.
2014/11/23 16:46 , Giuseppe Marzulli
What a formidable natural monument, never shown here yet.
2014/11/24 22:18 , Jörg Braukmann

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