The most spectacular in the world, known since ancient times. For most of the year, the fountain is constantly flowing. On the other hand, during periods of low water, one fine day, it suddenly becomes intermittent due to a phenomenon of rhythmic and regular flow variations. The complete cycle takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Less than thirty intermittency phenomena have been recorded in the world. The intermittence of the fountain has never been completely explained because divers have never managed to pull up the siphon which causes the phenomenon. The legend The cave , now obstructed, gave access to a sumptuous residence where the encantados lived, fairies who, at nightfall, washed their laundry in the spring, with golden beaters.... Access: Commune of Bélesta, direction Montségur. Free and free access, all year round.On site: Le Fontestorbes bar-restaurant, open 7 days a week, from June to September.Accessible to people with reduced mobility.Other periods, gourmet cuisine by reservation.7 05 61 02 76 / 93 06 79 57 69 To see nearby: the fir forest and the crows' chasm.
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