The Chamber of the Bear Hollows owes its scale to the collapse of its ceiling. This occurred at the expense of a huge flat surface (stratification joint). The phenomenon is of ancient date, since very few blocks from the collapse are visible on the floor. The sloping ceiling is very regular. The floor is uniformly covered with soft clay sediment. Animals, above all bears, were familiar with this space and used it, as indicated by the numerous bear hollows and long trails of footprints.
Salle des Bauges
Type de notice:
Pendage des couches calcaires et circulation des eaux