Gorges du Fier, Haute-Savoie, France
© Jean-Philippe Delobelle/Biosphoto/Alam
Gorges du Fier, France
Today, we are leaving for one of the most unmissable sites in Haute-Savoie: the Gorges du Fier which, in our image, are immobilized by the striking winter. Resulting from the millennial erosion of water on the rock, the Fier runs through a narrow passage between two steep walls almost 50 metres high. It took no less than 20,000 years to achieve the result we know today. The places, listed since 1943, attract many nature lovers and hikers. The visit to the gorges remains relatively easy because half of it takes place on secure footbridges located about 25 meters from the bed of the torrent.
In addition to the view, the humid atmosphere, the play of light and backlighting on the mossy stones and the sound of the torrent below, this visit is also an opportunity for visitors to admire the rocks sculpted by Mother Nature. Incredible potholes and other geological features line the route and remind us of the power of water.