Monday photoblogging: Cirque de Navacelles

by Chris Bertram on September 27, 2021

The always-spectacular Cirque de Navacelles on the border between Gard and Hérault drawn by the River Vis, of which this was a meander from which the river diverted about 6000 years ago.

Cirque de Navacelles



Alan White 09.27.21 at 2:54 pm

Great detail zoomed in. So that’s an ancient ox-bow I take it.


Chris Bertram 09.27.21 at 4:53 pm

Yes that’s right


A.H. 09.28.21 at 2:00 am

You probably know this, but east from that lighthouse in the Marseillan photo picture is a trompe-l’oeil of George Brassens’ old beach hangout, the cabane de Lolo. At Bouzigues, speaking of oysters. Salvador Dali used to stay there, and is supposed to have climbed down through the chimney once to surprise everyone.

I don’t think the the Ètang de Thau gives into the sea proper, although there are canal cuts in Sète and near the west end. Louis XIV developed the area, which is why there aren’t any old buildings around.


Mary 09.28.21 at 2:36 am

Have been down there a few times. It’s beautiful.


Scott P. 09.28.21 at 12:43 pm

Looks like the Wikipedia page on this place needs some editing…


Dr. Hilarius 09.30.21 at 3:39 am

Very nice. Good to see so much geological history in one photo.

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