Bassin Bleu

Bassin bleuThe "Bassin bleu", above Gourbeyre. An easy, pleasant and shaded path, in the dense and wet forest. On the path three carbets where we can have a break and to take advantage of the forest. After half an hour of walking we arrive on the site. It is necessary to walk on rocks of river to arrive at a blue pond. The pond dug in the volcanic lava is surmounted  by a small natural slide fed by a small waterfall . Still by going back up the river, via ropes installed on rocks and by climbing roots we have an overview on the blue pond and on the site. Then we reach, still by traveling dozens meters, another pond and small waterfall, so pleasant. By walking one hour more (most of the time in the water of the river), you will arrive at the waterfall " the "Parabole", (12 meters high)..... For what concerns us, we shall make that later:) finally, by returning towards Gourbeyre, a carbet by the roadside will allow you to admire the panoramic view on Gourbeyre and its neighborhood...

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Stop here with the car...

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The path...

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The path, pleasant and easy. Mid-term you will see carbets

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The bassin bleu

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Bassin bleu

To have an overview, there is a natural escaclier, made by roots, to the right of the pond. Ropes were installed to climb more easily (click to enlarge)

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In dozens of meters, another pond so beautiful. By going back up even more the rivère, you will have access to the waterfall of the "Parabole"

Bassin parabole

Bassin bleu...

Bassin bleu

On the way back, nice landscape...

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On the road of Gourbeyre, a carbet offers a beautiful view...

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