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The giants' cooking pot at Gourniers

A very nice walk near the lake of Serre-Ponçon in the Hautes-Alpes

The "Marmite des géants" is a geological phenomenon located in the hamlet of Gourniers in the Hautes-Alpes, it is a big waterfall where the water swirls. A very nice educational trail of 30 minutes allows you to discover the environment around the pot. The walk is really worth it. The road to Les Gourniers is narrow but the access is easy. The walk is short and interesting with many explanatory panels. The path is ideal for those who don't want to embark on a 4-hour hike in the mountains. However, if you have the time, you can continue the walk because the village is the starting point for many hikes. Not to be missed if you visit the region.

Interest: ratinggreat (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

Le parking

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Le parking
There's room in the parking lot right next to the trail.

The start

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The start
The departure is very well indicated. The discovery trail is very easy to access.

View on the hamlet of Gourniers

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View on the hamlet of Gourniers

The trail

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The trail
The trail is easy, there is not much difference in altitude.

The torrent of Réallon

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The torrent of Réallon
It is the torrent that feeds the pot of giants.

The signposts

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The signposts
As the walk is short, you can make a detour to the waterfall at 200 m.

The way to the waterfall

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The way to the waterfall
Unfortunately the way to the waterfall is not easy, it follows the stream.

Cascade

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Cascade
Very beautiful waterfall but it is difficult to see it because the path is difficult to walk.

The pot of giants

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The pot of giants
On your way back to the village, you pass by the giants' cauldron. The water rushes into the cauldron with a deafening roar.

The restaurant

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The restaurant
After the walk there is even a very nice restaurant to quench your thirst and regain your strength.

The view on the mountain

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The view on the mountain
The view of the surrounding mountains is exceptional.

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