Trou de Bozouls, Bozouls, Midi-Pyrenees, France 

The Bozouls canyon is an extraordinary geological curiosity, with impressive dimensions: 400 m in diameter, 100 m deep!

This unique geological site, called “Trou de Bozouls”, is a natural circus, a canyon in the shape of a horseshoe dug in the limestone of Causse Comtal. This meander is the fruit of the erosive action of the waters and stages of encashment of rivers. Modest as it is now, it is the Dourdou which, for millennia, has shaped this astonishing natural curiosity.

Classified Sensitive Natural Area, the canyon is home to natural habitats, a remarkable flora and fauna. By taking the paths, the walker will be able to discover all this richness, sometimes hidden, guided by educational panels. These trails, built with wooden bridges to cross the Dourdou in any season, offer beautiful views of the Gorges du Dourdou.

The geographical configuration of the Bozouls site has always made it an incomparable defense position. The first village and its castle, built on the rocky outcrop, only accessible from the south, were thus very well protected

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