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Source Veritable de la Loire - Mont Gerbier de Jonc,France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege
N 44° 50.513 E 004° 13.121
31T E 596314 N 4966108
Quick Description: la source Veritable de la Loire
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 7/29/2017 2:35:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMW9B1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 3

Long Description:
But if the source of the Loire does not exist, how is the river born? To understand the phenomenon, one must see the funny dome, which culminates at 1,551 meters, like a watering can with the many holes. Each of these holes constitutes one of the sources of the Loire. This is why, in the vicinity of the Gerbier-de-Jonc, here and there are improvised signs that engage the visitor to enter a particular farm, where he can admire the only, the unique, the true Source of the Loire ... and taste some local specialty. The truth is that there is a set of small springs that all converge in a thalweg which forms the end of the upper valley of the river. Not one of them can claim the title of river.


Mais, si la source de la Loire n’existe pas, comment le fleuve naît-il ? Pour comprendre le phénomène, il faut voir le drôle de dôme, qui culmine à 1 551 mètres, comme une pomme d’arrosoir aux nombreux trous. Chacun de ces trous constitue l’une des sources de la Loire. C’est pourquoi, dans les environs du Gerbier-de-Jonc, se trouvent ici et là des panneaux indicateurs improvisés qui engagent le visiteur à pénétrer dans telle ou telle exploitation agricole, où il pourra admirer la seule, l’unique, la vraie source de la Loire... et goûter quelque spécialité locale. La vérité est qu’il existe un ensemble de petites sources qui toutes convergent dans un thalweg qui constitue l’extrémité de la haute vallée du feuve. Pas une seule d’entre elles ne saurait prétendre au titre de fleuve.
Public or Private Land?: Private

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: acces libre

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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