Aussois

The monolith is the work of nature herself. it is in fact a needle of cargneule sedimentary rock standing 93 metres tall on a bend where you can stop to admire it. After seeing it your imagination tells you that somebody with a magic potion must have placed it there!

Map and points of interest

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Description

None of the Gallic characters of the famous comic book have come this way, alas! The monolith is the work of nature herself. it is in fact a needle of cargneule sedimentary rock standing 93 metres tall on a bend where you can stop to admire it. After seeing it your imagination tells you that somebody with a magic potion must have placed it there!

But there are no Gallic adventures to be had here, just a relaxing moment in the beautiful pine forest amid fragrances and colours that remind you of the Mediterranean. This forest of larch, mountain pine and arolla pine wears a gown of pink at the end of the winter, thanks to the winter-flowering heather (a protected species) that grows here. It gives the site a very special atmosphere. You may come across a squirrel. There are many in this forest and they live in peace, as Idéfix isn't here to chase them.

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 01/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Itinerary

  • Marked route Unmarked
  • Itinerary type Loop

Prices

Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Aussois
Adress :
73500

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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level bue - Medium
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 285 m
  • Distance
    Distance 15 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 285 m
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