Saint Aubert Gorges

Patrimoine naturel,

PUTANGES-LE-LAC

The Gorges of Saint-Aubert, a steep-sided seven kilometre valley, leads from the lake at Rabodanges. It is a wild and majestic backdrop, featuring both rocky and wooded hillsides. The granite-based rock adds to the highly distinctive appearance, such as at Pierre Plate, where granite blocks have been polished by the waters into moss-covered, rounded shapes. Traces of otters can be found here, a species believed to be threatened with extinction in the Orne valley. This is a sign of a preserved environment. Access from the dam at Rabodanges: with the viewing platform on the left, take the path a hundred metres or so to the right.