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Fontaine de Fontestorbes

| Belesta Ariege not Haute Garonne, 09300 Belesta en Lauragais, France
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Maybe too intermittent for us

We have stopped off here several times on the way to Montsegur. Maybe it's because we are there at... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Pip T
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London, United Kingdom
Very special

went there on a trip through the Ariège, its interesting but do not expect spectacular things... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Luca M
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good53%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
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31 Oct 2017
“Maybe too intermittent for us”
11 Oct 2017
“Interesting - but you have to wait”
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| Belesta Ariege not Haute Garonne, 09300 Belesta en Lauragais, France
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We have stopped off here several times on the way to Montsegur. Maybe it's because we are there at the wrong time of the year, but we have never seen the water stop flowing. This time, we thought we saw the water level rise a...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 30 October 2017

went there on a trip through the Ariège, its interesting but do not expect spectacular things, however when you are in the neighbourhood its worth a small detour

Thank Luca M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Interesting - but you have to wait. If you are in a rush then pass by, if you have the time wait and watch La fontaine de fontestorbes belesta - 42.89274°N 1.92693°E So you sit or stand and watch the river rise and the waterfall...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped here to visit the cave and have a picnic. The resurgance itself is interesting but does not take long to see. There is an explanation of the cave flow phenomenon next to the cave. There is a cafe set in the woods across...More

Thank TomGroome
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Assuming you're on holiday and not in a hurry, it's possible to experience a natural phenomenon very close to the Cathar castle of Montségur. Over the past few years a picnic area and a nice cafe have appeared next to the cave and the Fontaine...More

Thank revrazna
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This river which appears straight out of a cave in the limestone hillside has, at times, an irregular flow that can go from a roaring mountain river to a trickle and back. this takes place only in certain conditions, mainly in summer. It is free...More

Thank Bobbledog
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Interesting natural water phenomenon, but unless you're lucky, you need to be prepared for a little wait - 60-90 mins for it to happen and be sure to visit at the correct time of year! Worth the stop - not far from other major attractions...More

Thank EDSDublin
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Situated next to a quiet road is this phenomenon. There are information boards showing how it all works (a little bit too complicated for me, I must admit). The rotations take between 60 and 90 minutes, although I think it took less time when I...More

Thank alexforder
Reviewed 25 September 2008

Fontaine de Fontestorbes was a great place to stop near Montségur. There is parking here, you can have a look in the cave. There are picnic facilities, tourist information kiosk and a snack shop.

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