Tuffière d´Amorey


Useful Information

Location: Near the town Auberive.
Follow D150 to the southeast towards Santenoge. After 1.3km at a strange crossing the D150 turns left. Follow road straight ahead to the hamlet Amorey. Right in front of the hamlet turn right and after 50m in the forest park the car. A forest road along the valley leads 800m to the spring.
Open: no restriction.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: KarstKarst Spring KarstTufa Deposits Speleothemrimstone pools
Light: n/a
Dimension: self guided, D=1h.
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Office de Tourisme du Pays de Langres, Square Olivier Lahalle, BP16, 52201 Langres cedex, Tel: +33-325-87-67-67. E-mail:
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History


Description

The Tuffière d´Amorey is one of many tufa deposits in this area. The rocks are limestone and the springs are limestone rich karst springs. This is the smallest and least known of three site we have listed. So if you are looking for a short walk in solitude through a shady forest with a nice brook, this is the best place for you.

The Val d'Amorey is quite exceptional. It has numerous sources, some of them temporary. About 800m from the car you reach the Source des Moulinots, which forms a sequence of three rimstone pools in the bed of the river. There are no trails or explanatory signs, but the pools with their rather thin dams are easy to identify.