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Stones in Cups

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Stones in Cups
in La Léchère

Throughout the year : open daily.

Pratical informations

Location

Feissons-sur-Isère
73260 La Léchère
Contact
Mairie de Feissons sur Isère

Contact us by e-mail

04 79 22 51 70
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Rate
Free access

Presentation

The etymology of the word "cup" refers to the Latin "small cut", it is said about cavities carved on prehistoric rocks or megalithic vestiges.

Their origin is assigned to the phenomena of mechanical and chemical erosion due to the almost permanent presence of rainwater or runoff.
Stagnant water contained in the cavities has a very low pH and therefore has a corrosive action. By this extremely slow process, several neighboring cups may meet in the end: they became "coalescent cups".

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