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The Sea of Rocks is a site offering to hikers a pretty amazing show. In full scrubland, rocky paths creep in fields lined with cherry trees, fig trees, oak ...

This "lapiez" is a peculiar phenomenon to the limestone soils exposed over the centuries, shaped by erosion, wind and rain, thus accentuating the flaws and the depressions between the ridges.

The 'Terra Rossa' as the ancients said, has allowed the village of Sauve to exploit the surrounding soil. Then, since the middle of the 20th century, these crops have been neglected.

Sauve is a medieval village, located in the Gard department, close to the Cevennes. Very well kept, it is very pleasant to walk there in summer. Moreover, there are several routes, one connecting Sauve with Corconne, through the scrubland, limestone, and vineyards.

Regarding to this little guy pointing the finger at the sky it is a fairly impressive sundial. It sits along the Sea of Rocks. According to a regional belief, there is a lag in time between Sauve and the other French cities.

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