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The coiffed ladies of Sauze-du-Lac

A nice walk next to the lake of Serre-Ponçon to admire the damselflies

The capped damselflies are a geological phenomenon linked to erosion. The rocks being more or less soft, they do not erode in the same way. After a few thousand years, nature shapes these delicate structures where a large block of stone covers a mineral chimney. The walk is short, you follow a very well maintained path. The site is very easy to access, it is located next to Sauze-du-Lac, you can't miss it. A nice walk if you visit the region.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

Le parking

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Le parking
The parking lot is located right next to the main road to Sauze-du-Lac, there is an even bigger one right next to it.

The sign at the entrance

The sign at the entrance
Everything is very well indicated. Height difference of 62 m, 95 steps, return by the same way.

The rise

The rise
The steps are not stairs but big steps on the trail. The climb is not very difficult.

The coiffed ladies

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The coiffed ladies
After 5 minutes of walking we see the first lady with her hair done.

The stairs

The stairs

The other ladies with hair

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The other ladies with hair

Le chemin

Le chemin
One can go up a little higher outside the organized way. Be careful, the climb is more dangerous! It is normally forbidden to leave the marked path.

The end

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The end
At the end of the climb, we have the most beautiful view of the Serre-Ponçon lake and the last capped lady, the rock on the chimney weighs about 800 tons!

The explanations

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The explanations
Numerous explanations are provided along the way.

Sauze-du-Lac

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Sauze-du-Lac
If you continue to Sauze-du-Lac there is a belvedere (the balconies of the lake) with a breathtaking view on the lake of Serre-Ponçon.

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