Departing from what one might consider traditional images of France, I’d like to share with you some scenes from The Sidobre.
The Sidobre is a scenic drive in the Tarn region. It is a self-guided drive on winding back roads through stunning granite formations that were deposited by a flow of molten magma.
The contrast of greens, browns, and grays is stunning. Such a difference from the hustle of cities and towns.
Chaos de la Rouquette
A river made up of giant blocks of granite
Lac du Merle
Site of the Petit Geologue workshop & several curious rock formations. As you enter the trail, you’re greeted by this little black dog with tiny, protruding crooked teeth. He said not a word but kept his position while guarding the entrance to his owner’s geological shop.
This picture gives you an idea of the size of the granite formations.
Peyro Clabado weighs 780 tons and is the most stunning granite formation on the drive. Makes you wonder what would happen if it was ever pushed over. Note the tiny people on either side of Peyro Clabado in the first two pictures. Talk about feeling like a speck in the hand of a giant.
At the very top of the trail is a lookout. It offers stunning panoramic views of the valley.
Until my next post,