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Gallo-Roman saline source of Bard, Valley of the Saints, Sentier des Chimneys of Fairy, Auvergne, France

© Monique Morin / Biosphoto

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Shooting date : 2017-10-07

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Covered by a landslide for centuries, the basin of this source remains as it is, cut in the stone of the country (gneiss, rock near the granite) and calcified on its edges by the mineral water. Its main minerals and gases are: - sodium chloride (table salt); - limestone; - the iron (red color of the griffin); - carbon dioxide gas which gives a perpetual bubbling appearance. The depth of the basin is from 80cm to 1m. It rests on a cracked rock bottom. The flow of water is 1/3 to 2/3 liters per minute and is not a "table water" but a "water cure".


Area / Freshwater wetland area / Freshwater spring

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Autumn

Europe / European Union / France

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne

Shot / Overview

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne / Puy-de-Dôme 63

Material / Object / Signalitic / Panel


Natural resources use / Water use / Thermalism

Hortus / Garden decoration / Garden sculpture / Decorative container / Garden Bowl

Earth's crust / Rock / Metamorphic rock / Gneiss

History / Ancient history / Ancient Rome

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