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Cascade du Ray Pic

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SianPosner wrote a review Jun 2018
Dorking, United Kingdom52 contributions18 helpful votes
A pretty waterfall. What else can I say? Obviously visited by all passers by, but I wouldn't bother otherwise.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Andrew W wrote a review Sep 2017
Hertfordshire, UK32 contributions20 helpful votes
This is a very pleasant (and not particularly strenuous) 20 minute walk to an interesting waterfall formed as a result of volcanic activity. There are a number of instructive information boards, in both French and English, outlining the geological history of the area and how the waterfall and the surrounding rock formations were formed. At the end of the walk there are two viewing platforms close to the waterfall and its pool (one above and one level with the fall), which also allow you to view at close quarters the basalt block formations surrounding it - they look like a curtain of gigantic grey lego bricks! The waterfall is a bit out of the way, up a narrow valley above the village of Pereyres. You know when you've got there because there is a cafe on one side of the road and a good-size car park on the other. Although not spectacular, this trip can be part of a very pleasant afternoon out, driving up the valley from Meyras. Then after visiting the waterfall you drive up over the plateau at the top where there are stunning views of the Gerbier de Jonc one way, and the Alps the other. You can then drive back down the pretty valley of the Volane and rejoin the Ardeche at Val Les Bains.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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MDavies13 wrote a review Aug 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom55 contributions11 helpful votes
A very picturesque walk though a little slippy underfoot - sturdy shoes recommended as there are a few steps and tree roots above ground. The drive to the waterfall has a lovely viewpoint too. There are a couple of different walks to do and there is some good information on the boards before you embark describing the history of the area and his the waterfall was formed. It is very popular with the French and there is parking available at the site.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Erik1964 wrote a review Aug 2015
Overloon, The Netherlands205 contributions170 helpful votes
This waterfall and its rock formation, dating from 78.000 years ago when the area was still volcanic, offers a different view on the natural beauty of the Ardeche. Though not exactly the Niagara Falls, its beauty and its quietness, even in the middle of the touristic high season, is very attractive, and worth the 16 km detour (one way) from the main road between Le Puy and Aubenas. Upon arrival there is still a short walk ahead of you, between 15-20 minutes, depending on how close you want to get to the pool underneath the waterfall. You will find detailed information in both french and english about its origins along the walking route. We liked this touristic hotspot much better than the all too obvious other touristic highlights in this part of France for its tranquillity.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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