This circuit leads you to discover two sites of major interest in the Pays de Langres; one of natural beauty and the other of historic heritage. A natural monumental staircase formed by the flow of the water, the Rolampont tufière (calcified rock formation) is a classified site in a living biological environment that has been active for millennia. The tuffière is a veritable natural laboratory, as it transforms the foam into tuff. The bicarbonate in the infiltration water is decomposed: the carbon dioxide gas is assimilated by the foam (photosynthesis), which brings about dissolved chalky precipitation, which forms the tuff. The depositing of the limestone and the growth of the foam form cushions which rise and progressively build a natural dam. In this way, the formation of the tuff leads to tiered basins, which are one of the main characteristics. This slow building is the result of a delicate hydrological and biological balance. Because it is a complex and fragile ecosystem, horse riding and mountain biking are forbidden on this site. You can discover this phenomenon via the footpath, thanks to the nearby information posts.
The remains of this large Gallo-Roman mausoleum were discovered in 1980 on Faverolles land. At the beginning of the Empire, a Lingon of high social rank must have had the means to construct a lavish tomb and decorated it using funeral motifs on the edge of his rural estate. It was built in a dominant position on the Roman road which goes from Langres to the valley of the Blaise which joins the long route from Langres to Reims. The monument is built on an enclosed square plot of around thirty metres in length, made by a moat and an interior embankment. It is comparable to the Mausolée des Jules, which is in Glanum, near to St Rémy de Provence. In spite of having salvaged stones to build it with, during the Middle Ages, the site left behind tens of thousands of fragments of all shapes and sizes as well as blocks which allowed it to be rebuilt securely. It was built with large blocks and assembled with strong sealed joins using iron hooks or wooden dovetails. It forms a slender tower with a square base of around 8m in length and has three Corinthian levels placed on the roof, which is nearly 25m high and is itself crowned with a Corinthian capital.
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Altitude minimum : 336 m
Altitude maximum : 448 m
Altitude moyenne : 388 m
Denivelé positif cumulé : 285 m
Denivelé négatif cumulé : 285 m
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