The Païolive Wood

Near the small towns of Les Vans, Banne and Berrias-Casteljau in the Ardèche Cévennes, the Païolive Wood is a petrified forest of rocks in the midst of a durmast oak wood that forms a vast natural labyrinth, creating a strange and fascinating area of cliffs, towers and arches. The people of the Cévennes call it the forest of the 'fados' (fairies) and many of the rocks have their own special stories! Make sure you catch a glimpse of the lion and the bear fight, facing each other for all eternity.

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