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Cirque du Fer à Cheval
Twin of the pyrenean Gavarnie, it’s the most visited and best known site of Sixt Fer à Cheval. Forming the eastern end of the Giffre valley, it is a huge limestone amphitheatre stretched on 4 to 5 km, which steep cliffs are 500 to 700 m high. It is the largest alpine mountain cirque. Dominated by the Corne du Chamois, it is leaning on the jagged sides of the Tenneverge (2985 m). During the month of June, more than thirty waterfalls gush out from its faces.
Its geographical setting provides the Haut-Giffre with considerable precipitation. Added to the fact that the geological folds of this limestone massif converge on the valley of Sixt, this created a dense hydrological network that feeds many waterfalls.

Cirque du Fer à Cheval ~ Sixt Fer à Cheval ~ Haute-Savoie ~ France

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

    Cirque du Fer à Cheval
    Twin of the pyrenean Gavarnie, it’s the most visited and best known site of Sixt Fer à Cheval. Forming the eastern end of the Giffre valley, it is a huge limestone amphitheatre stretched on 4 to 5 km, which steep cliffs are 500 to 700 m high. It is the largest alpine mountain cirque. Dominated by the Corne du Chamois, it is leaning on the jagged sides of the Tenneverge (2985 m). During the month of June, more than thirty waterfalls gush out from its faces.
    Its geographical setting provides the Haut-Giffre with considerable precipitation. Added to the fact that the geological folds of this limestone massif converge on the valley of Sixt, this created a dense hydrological network that feeds many waterfalls.

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Wow!! Amazing place and capture!

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Beautifully poetic image!

  • thank you john !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • M-EK
    M-EKabout 1 year ago

    Ahhh… I really needed this today. Thank you SO much. Glorious!

  • thank you mary elizabeth !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 1 year ago

    This is a magnificent capture!!! Bill

  • thank you bill !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Helenka
    Helenkaabout 1 year ago

    Splendid work, Francis !!!

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!!! Kinda takes my breath away!!! Must have been something fabulous to see……..

  • thank you carolyn !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 1 year ago

    Stunning beauty

  • thank you loree !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • thank you ann !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 1 year ago

    Great work..:)

  • thank you so much lori, it is a great pleasure !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

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