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Fontaine de Fontestorbes

| Belesta Ariege not Haute Garonne, 09300 Belesta en Lauragais, France
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Intriguing cave resurgence and nice wooded picnic area

We stopped here to visit the cave and have a picnic. The resurgance itself is interesting but does... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
TomGroome
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Woods, picnic and an intermittent source

Assuming you're on holiday and not in a hurry, it's possible to experience a natural phenomenon... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2013
revrazna
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Nuremberg, Germany
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25 May 2016
“Intriguing cave resurgence and nice wooded picnic area”
26 Jul 2013
“Woods, picnic and an intermittent source”
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| Belesta Ariege not Haute Garonne, 09300 Belesta en Lauragais, France
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped here to visit the cave and have a picnic. The resurgance itself is interesting but does not take long to see. There is an explanation of the cave flow phenomenon next to the cave. There is a cafe set in the woods across...More

Thank TomGroome
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Assuming you're on holiday and not in a hurry, it's possible to experience a natural phenomenon very close to the Cathar castle of Montségur. Over the past few years a picnic area and a nice cafe have appeared next to the cave and the Fontaine...More

Thank revrazna
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This river which appears straight out of a cave in the limestone hillside has, at times, an irregular flow that can go from a roaring mountain river to a trickle and back. this takes place only in certain conditions, mainly in summer. It is free...More

Thank Bobbledog
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Interesting natural water phenomenon, but unless you're lucky, you need to be prepared for a little wait - 60-90 mins for it to happen and be sure to visit at the correct time of year! Worth the stop - not far from other major attractions...More

Thank EDSDublin
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Situated next to a quiet road is this phenomenon. There are information boards showing how it all works (a little bit too complicated for me, I must admit). The rotations take between 60 and 90 minutes, although I think it took less time when I...More

Thank alexforder
Reviewed 24 September 2008

Fontaine de Fontestorbes was a great place to stop near Montségur. There is parking here, you can have a look in the cave. There are picnic facilities, tourist information kiosk and a snack shop.

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