Thirty meters high, the waterfalls have produced a rare and very fragile phenomenon: a tufa. A true natural geological curiosity, the tufa or petrifying waterfall is formed of tuff, powdery and crumbly limestone, white to beige in color. The water from the sources of Turasse being particularly calcareous, the tuff settles on the mosses and the pieces of wood in the form of a crust. the disappearance of this plant debris, by fermentation, partly gives the rock its porous texture reminiscent of a sponge.

Be careful not to walk on these extremely fragile formations but on the paths that go around them.

The waterfalls throughout the seasons:
In autumn and spring (at the time of rains and snowmelt), this succession of waterfalls offers a magnificent spectacle.
In winter, the frozen waterfalls are worth a look.
In summer, they do not flow, but the site and its lush vegetation are worth the trip.

Free and open access, all year round.

The remains of the Castle:
To see also, nearby, the remains of the castle of Roquefort, of which a wall remains and some constructions which one does not suspect of the village. It is reached by a pleasant little hike starting from the Carol's church. Follow the yellow markings. Plan between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes round trip.

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Cathar Pyrenees

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

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