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Le cirque du Fer-à-Cheval - Sixt - By Flyprod
Le cirque du Fer-à-Cheval est situé sur le territoire de la commune de Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval dans le département de Haute-Savoie, au fin fond de la vallée du Giffre. Attention, il existe un autre « cirque du fer à cheval » dans le massif du Jura. C'est un cirque naturel formant un hémicycle calcaire de 4 à 5 km de développement. Avec des parois de 500 à 700 m de hauteur, couronné par des sommets approchant 3 000 mètres d'altitude, il s'agit du plus grand cirque montagneux alpin. Parmi les sommets qui l'entourent : le pic de Tenneverge (2 987 m), le Cheval Blanc (2 831 m) et le Grenier de Commune (2 775 m). Au mois de juin, plus d'une trentaine de cascades assez impressionnantes jaillit de ses falaises abruptes et de ses névés. Le cirque fait partie de la réserve naturelle de Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, et est également classé Grand site national. Un sentier conduit en quatre heures de randonnée (aller et retour) aux sources du Giffre.
Copyright: Flyprod.Aerial Franck Marchand Maillet
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9256x4628
Taken: 27/06/2011
Uploaded: 19/10/2011
Updated: 23/03/2015


Tags: montagne; mountain; savoie; drone; usa; uav
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