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GORGES DE LA DIOSAZ

Servoz > 181 allée des gorges
The protected park of Diosaz Gorges is accessible on foot. Here, the tempetuous mountain torrent of the Diosaz river carves a narrow passage through the rocky bluffs, cascading down in a succession of seven waterfalls. Return trip : 1h30

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GROTTE CASCADE GRANDE TYROLIENNE DE SEYTHENEX

Seythenex > 576 route des grottes
A 40 minutes guided underground tour makes you discover the effects of erosion. A great waterfall, a film and an animated mock up are to be seen. A big zipline fly over the waterfall is also available. Picnic area / Snack bar.

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GROTTE DE CHORANCHE

Choranche > B.P. 7
In the heart of the Vercors region, explore this cave hidden within the magnificent Cirque of Choranche. Let yourself drift... The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with emerald green reflections. The stalactites, called soda straws are the great sights of this cave: they are very thin, very fragile. There are thousands of them in Choranche which is a unique scene in Europe. In the Cathedral Cavern, the Son&Lumiere is an invitation to dream : let your imagination immerse in the underground world... The Cave is opened all days in july and august, from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm !

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Site de Saint Christophe la GROTTE

Saint-Christophe > 3796 Route de Chambéry Route Départementale 1006
In the Regional Natural reserve of Chartreuse, on a classified historic site, the water dug and sculptured magnificently 2 caves, accessible in guided tour. The Sardinian Way (a canyon connecting both caves), is a former Roman way reorganized by the dukes of Savoy in 17th century, and it iis in free access. A playful course on the prehistory you emmenera " On the tracks of Azil and Magda ", first men of the Chartreuse.

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EDEN PROJECT

Welcome to our global garden: a place of beauty and wonder which explores humankind's dependence on natural resources. Here you will find crops, landscapes and wild plants which reflect the amazing diversity of our planet. There's also internationally famous architecture and art which draw inspiration from nature; and a stage on which people working to make our world a better place can tell their stories. Tim Smit, Eden's Founder and CEO introduces the Eden ProjectA symbol of hope for the future Ten years ago this place was a barren, exhausted china clay pit. Now its massive Biomes (one of which is the biggest greenhouse in the world) and millions of plants bear witness to what can be achieved by a can-do attitude and the tenacity of the human spirit. Eden is as potent a symbol of hope for the future as you could find anywhere on earth.

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LA GROTTE DE TRABUC

Mialet >
The Trabuc cave and it’s 100 000 soldiers : Visit a cave with its numerous waterfalls, enchanting colours and magical lights. The Trabuc caverns are among the most famous in Europe. They are recommended by the best Tourist Boards. Hotels and Campsites.

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MOUNT EPHRAIM GARDENS

Mount Ephraim Gardens are the perfect place for a relaxing day out in Kent. Unwind in our ten acres of gardens, which are set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale estuary. Whether you choose to enjoy the tranquillity of the Japanese gardens, take on the challenge of the grass maze or just relax on the Edwardian Tea Room terrace overlooking the topiary and herbaceous border, Mount Ephraim Gardens are a must for the whole family. Mount Ephraim has so much to offer from the constantly changing gardens to one off special events. Mount Ephraim is also licensed for civil weddings and its beautiful setting makes it the perfect venue for your reception. We can also welcome corporate and private guests for functions and conferences.

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CHEROKEE PARK

Nashville > 3075 Floyd hall dr.
Welcome to Cherokee Park, a historic neighborhood near the center of Nashville, Tennessee (Davidson County). The neighborhood includes about 300 homes —most circa 1920 to 1950— in Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Cottages, and other architectural styles. Cherokee park offers stunning scenery and views of the lake and mountains

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THORP PERROW ARBORETUM

Bedale >
Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977) and is now owned and managed by Sir John Ropner. Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre: The Falcons of Thorp Perrow is the ultimate family day out, incorporating the opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and associated wildlife, with the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family.

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BEECH COURT GARDENS

Lying off the busy A252 an amazing vista awaits you as you enter these tranquil gardens. Landscaped after the war and specializing in rhododendrons, viburnums, climbing roses and hydrangeas, this makes for a colourful and interesting visit.

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BOLTON ABBEY

Skipton > Estate office
Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend, wander along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths, enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, treat yourself in the quality gift shops and food shop or simply relax beside the river with a picnic whilst the children play.

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THE WALLED GARDEN AT SCAMPSTON

Malton > Scampston Hall
Welcome to the website for The Walled Garden at Scampston and Scampston Hall and Gardens! To be found in peaceful North Yorkshire, the Walled Garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Open for a short period dring the late spring, and sitting in its own, more traditional gardens, Scampston Hall is one of the finest country houses in Yorkshire. Lovingly restored by the Legards, it is a family home and contains many fine works of art, furniture and china. Opened in 2008, the Woodland Walk provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the traditional gardens around the house including the Rock Garden, the Woodland Garden and the 'Capability' Brown lakes and park.

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Rivière et lac de l'Oignin

A pretty little river meandering through Izernore plain, easily accessible to anglers, ramblers and families.

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RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR

Harrogate > Crag Lane
Harlow Carr seeks to push the boundaries of design and planting styles, creating displays that are beautiful but on occasion, also provocative. Careful gardening techniques, reflecting our respect for the environment, ensure that flourishing wildlife can also be enjoyed on a visit to the garden. Pick up the latest gardening tips and ideas throughout the seasons, and our friendly team of expert gardeners are happy to share their knowledge with you. In short, Harlow Carr is a stunning place to meet friends, bring the family and enjoy a leisurely stroll but also to expect the unexpected even if you have visited us before! We aim for visitors to leave us feeling relaxed yet inspired, de-stressed but invigorated and if you want to, ready to help improve the planet by gardening at home.

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CONSTABLE BURTON HALL GARDENS

Set in beautiful countryside at the entrance to Wensleydale, this extensive romantic garden is surrounded by 18th Century Parkland with a superb John Carr house (not open). Fine trees and woodland walks combine with an interesting collection of alpines and extensive shrubs and roses. Explore the stream garden with its large architectural plants and reflection ponds.

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NORMANBY HALL COUNTRY PARK

Scunthorpe > Normanby
Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family. Return to the elegance of a more leisurely era in the beautiful Regency Hall and learn about Lincolnshire's rich rural heritage in the fascinating Farm Museum. Step back in time in the award winning Victorian Walled Garden and stroll through the beautiful Pleasure Rounds with their stunning herbaceous borders.

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BURNBY HALL GARDENS

York > 33 The Balk
These delightful Gardens, close to the centre of Pocklington are home to a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies. The two lakes that contain the lilies are set in eight acres of beautiful gardens - including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery, formal beds, the Secret Garden, a Victorian Garden and many other attractions, details of which may be found here on our website.

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BRODGALE COLLECTIONS

Faversham > Brogdale Road
Brogdale Farm offers visitors a fun day out in Kent to experience the beauty of the countryside, sample the healthy lifestyle options of local Kent produce, and visit the unique Kent tourist attraction of the National Fruit Collection. Come and taste a wide variety of Kent seasonal fruits, enjoy our Market Place of shops and crafts, and experience our range of food and drink on offer in our tearoom and at our day out Festivals and Events held throughout the year.

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DOOLIN CAVE

Doolin >
Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience. 'The Great Stalactite' It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world. From the moment you descend over 80ft into the first tunnel, with your guide, you will enter a world carved by water. Donning your hardhat, you will follow the rough-hewn route of the early explorers who first discovered the cave. When you enter the stunning, cathedral-like dome that houses the huge stalactite, you will be briefly plunged into a world of primitive darkness. Then, in a flash, you will be awed as the subtly-lit stalactite appears before you.

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DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS

The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised of being of historical importance by English Heritage, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. The gardens have been open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme for more than fifty years. There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June - which includes many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools (currently undergoing extensive renovation); a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly. Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.

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MILLENNIUM PARK

Chicago > 30 N Michigan Avenue
Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. The result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community, the 24.5-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers.

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Les Gorges du Pont du Diable

La Vernaz > Le Jotty
The Gorges du Pont du Diable is located on the River Dranse, offer a great example of erosion in the limestone Alpine foothills of Chablais in Haute-Savoie. The river originally flowed down a deep valley until it hit a limestone barrier, the "Rochers de la Garde", wich date back to the Cretaceous and the Jurassic periods. Over time this natural barrier has been eroded by the fast-flowing river, becoming a gorge. Access for the public was provided in 1893 and the site was given listed status in 1908. Since 2012 the Gorge du Pont du Diable has been considered an iconic site of the Geopark Chablais. In summer, visitors come here for refreshing walks and to glimpse the natural forces at work. Formed by the action of ancient subglacial rivers, today the River Dranse de Morzine is swallowed by the limestone gorges. These are dominated by an imposing arch: Le Pont du Diable, "The Devils Bridge". Discover its legend, marvel at the surrounding cliffs, and the agile chamois who cross the sleep rock to lick the stones. Start your walk in an impressive beech forest then descend 70 metres down the steps which are anchored in the rock. The first set of stairs cross a group of enormous rocks stuck between the gorge's walls and give us a memorable sight: the Dranse River, running almost 50 metres beneath us at the bottom of the chasm. The gorge's walls are like immense drapes and eerie excavations. The "giants pans" formed by the river’s whirlpools, only add to the fantasy of the location. Erosion has also sculpted many fantastic shapes to see along the visit, such as a grey marble "cushion", the same rock found at the quarry in la Vernaz. Streams have covered the gorge in colourful mineral deposits so that if you arrive at around 10 o’clock, you'll see the the sun’s rays light up a magical palette of greys, greens, ochres and blues. The gorges were originally an underground river bed hollowed out by unfiltered waters. The blockfield obstructing the upper part comes from the vault’s dislocation. Another relic of the melting is an isolated block over thirty metres above the torrent, an imposing arch called the "Pont du Diable". Written guided visit available in English

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HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN

Helmsley > Cleveland Way
Helmsley Walled Garden is a beautiful five acre walled garden in the heart of North Yorkshire, England. Dating from 1758, and set against the spectacular backdrop of Helmsley Castle in the grounds of Duncombe Park, the garden is gradually being restored to its former glory. Originally built to supply the Duncombe estate with fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, it was abandoned in the 1970’s until, in 1994 extensive restoration was started to bring it back to life as a fully working kitchen garden.

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

Wakefield > West Bretton
YSP is an extraordinary place that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight. With four indoor galleries and 500 acres of 18th century parkland, it is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

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Grotte de Thaïs

Saint-Nazaire-en-Royans > Bord du lac
15,000 years of human adventure from Cro-Magnon to today. Spectacular colours, underground river, archaeology, speleology. One of the most colourful caves in France. Length of the visit: 50 min to 1h. Last entry: 45 min before closing time.

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Gorges et canyon du Grenand

The Grenand canyon is a short distance from the lake and known as one of the most beautiful canyons in Savoie. Possible to get there on foot or to do canyoning.

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Grotte de la Draye Blanche

All forms of concrtions, stalagmitic casc ades. Bar, shop. Open the whole year except and autumn holidays to beginning christmas holidays. Opening hours, please consult us. Guide tours 45 mn. Entrance fee : 5.10 €, adol. 4.30 €, Child. 3.10 €

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CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

San Francisco > 501 Stanyan Street
It's a jungle in here ! The conservatory of flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants including palms, orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and much more.

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ROUTE 66 PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

Phelan > P.O. Box 290066
The Route 66 Preservation Foundation would like to extend you an invitation to tour some of these quality Route 66 sites. Find out what's happening on the Mother Road. Check out the fine organizations, businesses and personal sites of people who love the historic highway. Use the quick links below to jump to a section.

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RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

Las Vegas > HCR 33, Box 5500
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area [RRCNCA] is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 197,000 acres within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock is an area of world wide geologic interest and beauty. The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association [RRCIA] supports the Bureau of Land Management [BLM] in the stewardship of the Conservation Area in many ways. While visiting Red Rock please visit our not-for-profit Book and Gift Store located in the Visitor Center.

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Grotte de Glace

La Plagne > Glacier de Plagne Bellecôte
You can visit the ice cave with a lot of sculptures. The ice cave is 150 meters long.

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Grand site de l'Aven d'Orgnac - La Grotte

Orgnac-l'Aven > Place Robert de Joly
A cave, surprising by size and beauty of the underground landscape, reveals a fairytale world. The Sound and Light show at -121 m embodies the grandeur of the surroundings. Return by elevator.

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JARDIN JAPONAIS

Monte Carlo > Avenue Princesse-Grâce
This enchanting garden, designed by the landscape-architect Yasuo Beppu, covers 23,000 square feet right next to the Mediterranean Sea and has been blessed by a Shinto High Priest. The site is an authentic work of art that unites stone, water and vegetation in the most marvelous harmony. The pine and olive trees are pruned in the pure tradition of the Land of the Rising Sun. Waterfalls and ponds, decorated with symbolically-shaped islands, add to the serenity of the surroundings and are admired by visitors as they walk through the garden. The natural stones were carefully chosen according to their shape, color and size. The bamboo fences, Tea House, stone lanterns, tiles and wooden gates were all made in Japan. This exceptional garden situated at the foot of the sea-front high-rise buildings has a very special atmosphere, which is accentuated by the use of water sprays on the azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias.

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Aven grotte de la Forestière

Orgnac-l'Aven > ORGNAC L'AVEN
Small, but beautiful cave with a collection of magnificent crystals in the form of corals, an unusual ceiling decorated with roots or a unique floor full of stalagmites. Accessible to everyone. Only 60 steps. Don't forget a warm jacket

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FOREST OF DEAN

Coleford > Coleford Tourist Information Centre, High Street,
Welcome to the Forest of Dean, England's first national forest park and largest oak woodland. With its location between the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Severn, it is the perfect place to enjoy some wonderful activities, spectacular scenery as well as a superb range of things to see and do. From historic buildings, gardens and museums, to craft centres and wonderful family attractions, the choice truly is amazing. Whether you are looking to stay one night or one week, there is a great range of quality assessed accommodation available to book online, from historic hotels and inns, welcoming B&B's with home-cooked breakfast, to cosy country cottages with real log fires and great campsites where you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors. We hope you find the Forest of Dean information that you are looking for on this site, if not please let us know. The Coleford Visitor Information Centre is also here to help you plan your visit.

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MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE

Miami > Mile Marker 70
Just 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the beautiful Florida Everglades, is the Miccosukee Indian Village. It provides valuable insight into the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Tribe.

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THE NEW FOREST

People who live here will tell you that The New Forest is a lively, working landscape with many secrets to discover. The only way to reveal The New Forest’s hidden gems and truly appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the forest is to get out there and explore. Try to escape from the confines of the car and head out on foot, bicycle or on horseback to get a more intimate feel of the forest, its coast and villages. The New Forest is a genuine walker's paradise with many circular and linear routes. There are many picnic and toilet facilities, all of which are carefully sited to allow visitors safe and easy access to a variety of forest landscapes. All year round there are guided walks where local experts will tell you about the history, geology, wildlife and folklore beneath your feet. You can even explore the forest on a ranger-led New Forest event. The New Forest is a fantastic place for cycling with miles and miles of traffic free tracks leading you right into the heart of the forest with few hills to worry about Wildlife The forest is a living and working place where ponies and cattle freely graze the land and help to keep the patchwork of different habitats intact. Deeper in the forest, wild deer browse beneath canopies of mighty oak and beech – natural scenes unchanged by the modern world. The open heaths of The New Forest are ideal basking grounds for adders and grass snakes, and the many pools dotted around the area make ideal conditions for frogs, toads and lizards. All of these can be seen at The New Forest Reptile Centre, which also offers woodland trails. There are dozens of events throughout the year to help you get close to nature – from Dawn Chorus Walks to Deer Watches. Try exploring the forest at different times of year and at different times of day. The forest is most atmospheric at dusk – you also stand the best chance of seeing deer, bats and nightjars The New Forest Marque The New Forest offers a great variety of places to eat, from classic hotel restaurants to the best of brasseries, the traditional English pub with real ales to the prettiest tea rooms with the most indulgent cream teas imaginable. You can get a real taste of The New Forest by choosing local specialties identified by the New Forest Marque when you are dining out. By selecting local food that is fresh and in season, you will actually be helping the forest to stay special by supporting local farmers and small businesses. More and more pubs, restaurants and accommodation providers are sourcing local ingredients. The New Forest Marque helps people to choose food and goods which have been grown, reared, caught, brewed or produced in the New Forest. It also allows New Forest producers to market their produce under a collective and easily identifiable New Forest symbol, at the same time reassuring consumers about the origins of the food they are buying. In order to qualify for the Marque, New Forest producers have to make sure that their goods meet stringent quality standards. Meat producers, for example, must show that very high standards of animal welfare and good husbandry have been applied at all times. More information on the marque History & Culture There can be few other places in England where the ancient landscape has remained so unchanged. In 1079 when William The Conqueror named the area his ‘new hunting forest’, little could he imagine that nearly 1000 years later his ‘Nova Foresta’ would still retain its mystery and romance. The ancient system established by William The Conqueror to protect and manage the woodlands and wilderness heaths is still in place today through the efforts of Verderers, Agisters and Commoners – literally the judges, stockmen and land users of the forest. As well as the ancient systems of managing the forest, man has left his mark on The New Forest in many other ways. Learn about the forest's history and archaeology at our many museums and Heritage Centres. From stately homes such as Beaulieu to the Roman Villa at Rockbourne, The New Forest has it all. You can visit historic villages such as Buckler's Hard, where ships for Nelson's fleet were built, using the mighty oaks from the forest. Another example of how man has harnessed nature is at Britain's only surviving tidal mill, Eling Tide Mill. There are many hidden treasures for you to discover if you know where to look. Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll's inspiration for Alice In Wonderland, is buried in the churchyard in Lyndhurst. The ideal place to start your visit is The New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre in Lyndhurst with its exhibition depicting the history and heritage of the forest.

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Aven Marzal

Saint-Remèze > Route des Gorges
A truly memorable experience... where you can discover three different things !

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Les gorges de l'Ain

Poncin > 10 place Xavier Bichat
The river pours then into gorges framed by impressive ledges limestones. From Poncin, you can discover fairies' fireplaces, villages for balcony, and works of engineering by following the picturesque road of the Gorges of Ain. Arrived from Jura, after 200 km of a trip in the heart of a restless relief, the river calms down in the department of Ain, quietened down by the restraints of hydroelectric stations. Curious River, floret of the department to which it gave its name, wild and with changeable layout. Stormy and vertiginous in its native Jura, mysterious when it disappears suddenly according to a crack, a long green ribbon waving casually in its low valley... From 1st June to 30 September, the Serrières-sur-Ain bridge will be closed for works.

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Grotte les Cuves de Sassenage

Sassenage > Ville de Sassenage BP 31
Shaped several million years ago by the underground river "le Germe", the cave les Cuves provides you with an unusual underground guided tour. Its narrow paths, its flints' gallery or its raging river promise you an unforgettable walk through the center of Earth. In addition, discover the legend of mysterious fairy Melusine thanks to the sound and light show that ends the tour. A little walk along the Furon river will leed you from the car-park to the cave office (15 minutes walk).

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PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK

Bakewell > Peak District National Park Authority Aldern House Baslow Road Bakewell Derbyshire
Right at the heart of England… The Peak District’s very special qualities are well known to the people who live around the National Park but for visitors from further away the magic of the Peak District is just waiting to be discovered. A short break, or longer holiday, will allow you to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery and in the towns, villages and hamlets - amongst the prettiest in the country - you will find a warm and genuine welcome wherever you go. Every taste is catered for and many exciting activities are available. The Peak District has an extensive network of public transport so you do not need to worry about taking the car. Peak Connections publishes guides to visiting top attractions by bus or train. For a fun and informative day out try one of our ranger guided walks and events. For people who are less mobile, or have young families, Access for All provides you with information and ideas on how to get maximum enjoyment from your visit.

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Défilé de Trente Pas

Altitude 450 m. Gorges to the North of the village of St-Férréol-Trente-Pas.

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Gorges de l'Ay

Ardoix >
After having crossed the River Ay at Rô Bridge, the road winds up to the ruins of Oriol Tower, which is all that is left of an important mediaeval castle overlooking a cirque of rocks and lush vegetation.

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Coulée basaltique

Jaujac >
A famous columnar blue basalt flow forming prisms. On the banks of the Lignon, this gigantic flow seems to want to submerge us, creating impressive gorges looking like organ pipes. It is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.

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Grottes de Soyons

Soyons > RD 86 Sortie Sud
Take a fabulous journey deep into prehistory and the subterranean world by visiting Soyons' two caves.

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Gorges du Chassezac

The Chassezac river, a tributary of the River Ardèche separates the plateau by spectacular gorges. They are limited by high cliffs dedicated to climbing.

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Grotte de la Madeleine

Saint-Remèze > Route touristique des Gorges de l'Ardèche
The Madeleine Cave forms one of the most amazing formations created by underground water. The sound-and-light show gives a distinction that will appeal to you. The Madeleine belvedere one of the best overlooks of the Ardèche Gorge.

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Coulées basaltiques

The Pont de Labeaume site, virtually where three valleys join, presents a major geological attraction in a small area: the morphology of the valleys is easy to understand by the superposition of basaltic flows.

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Gorges de Thurignin

A stone pavement forms a bridge over one deep pothole, providing access to the path to the former railway station of Vieu.

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Grotte de Glace

Alpe d'Huez > 2ème Tronçon DMC
Situated at 2,700m and accessible via the Grandes Rousses DMC lift, this ice cave was constructed by two mountain guides, Bruno Gardent and Bernard Lambolez. Skilled ice sculptors change its appearance every year.
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