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Saulges canyon and caves

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Mayenne

Saulges canyon and caves - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Mayenne
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Hollowed out by the River Erve, a confluent of the Sarthe, Saulges canyon is a Natura 2000 listed protected site. This winding, steep-sided part of the Erve Valley is dotted by distinctive cavities. Twenty or so caves are listed here, and two can be visited: the Margot cave, a shelter for bats during the winter, and the Rochefort cave. Both contain a number of prehistoric remains.

Saulges canyon also has wonderful scenery, with moorland and dry grassland, where black Ouessant sheep and aurochs graze in peace. A peaceful place, ideal for relaxing, taking a walk along the river or just having a picnic. The rocky cliff faces that border the Erve are another local attraction, and are ideal for rock climbing. There are no fewer than 150 cliff paths, open to all!

Departing from the canyon, you can reach the village of Saulges via a footpath. This small character town has two beautiful churches, one Romanesque, one Merovingian.

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