A geological curiosity
The commune of Lussan, located on a limestone peak, is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful Villages in France). Just a few kilometres north, on the road to Verfeuil, is an exceptional site with steep hills and an otherworldly feeling: the Concluses de Lussan.
The Concluses is a unique natural site. The waters of the Aiguillon, a small tributary of the Cèze, have eroded the limestone rock to create a series of deep gorges spread over six kilometres. High cliffs frame the water holes, glacial potholes, gates and belvederes that you’ll find one after another. The Aiguillon evolves according to the season. While dry in summer, the river becomes untamed with heavy autumnal precipitation. Be sure you know about the state of the river before venturing into these gorges.
The Pierre Plantée which overlooks the site, is a menhir nearly six metres high, evidence of a human presence in prehistoric times.