A landscape like no other
The arid landscape, with pits and basins, seems unreal, as if it were bathed in an aura of magic and fantasy. Quaternary clay sediments have been eaten away by time and the erosion of the rock has formed a picturesque landscape. There are peaks from 10 to 30 meters high, the highest of which is called La Mourre de Pitaraçon. Their sloped sides are etched with furrows and their flat tops are dotted with herbs and thyme. This geological strangeness recalls the surface of the Moon. If you consider the land around you, a rich flora is all about: from oaks, to lavender and rosemary with their delightful scents. A diverse fauna feeds here too: the stunning bright turquoise bird called a European bee-eater dig holes in the soft rock.
The clays on this site have led to the development of a clay industry in the nearby village that is still well-established today.