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The Grotte de Trabuc in The Cevennes

The Grotte de Trabuc in The Cevennes

Trabuc is also known as the Cave of the 10,000 Soldiers. There's a large shallow lake in the cave surrounded by a wall that an early explorer thought looked like the Great Wall of China (a vivid imagination!); and the lake contains hundreds, maybe thousands, of tiny stalagmites. It doesn't photograph well so I haven't included it here. The formation in the first photo is named The Gong, I'm baffled as to why.

Water still trickles down the petrified waterfall, but the formation almost blocks the original flow now, and the river has found another way through the cave.

The petrified waterfall inThe Grotte de Trabuc in The Cevennes

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