The only fruit of chance and nature.

The most spectacular in the world, known since Antiquity.
During most of the year, the fountain is constantly flowing. On the other hand, in period of low water, one fine day, it suddenly becomes intermittent by a phenomenon of rhythmic and regular variations of the flow.
The complete cycle takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
Less than thirty intermittent phenomena are recorded in the world.

The intermittence of the fountain has never been fully explained because divers have never succeeded in raising the siphon which causes the phenomenon.

The legend
"The cave, now obstructed, gave access to a sumptuous residence where lived the encantados, fairies who, at night, washed their clothes in the spring, with golden beaters ...."

Municipality of Bélesta, direction Montségur.

Free and open access, all year round.

On site:
Fontestorbes bar-restaurant, open 7 days a week, from June to September.
Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Other period, gourmet cuisine by reservation.
+05 (61) 02 76 93 06 79 / +57 (69) 15 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX

To see nearby: the pine forest and the ravens chasm.


Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]


Equipments and Services


  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Parking
  • Marked trails
  • Picnic tables
  • Access for disabled


  • Pet Friendly