The waterfall of Déroc

Natural Heritage
GPS coordinate : 44.646491 3.0700383

It is not located on the way to Saint Guilhem, but it is worth a little detour…

In the midst of the vast open spaces of Aubrac, the waterfall of Déroc dominates the glacial valley of the Gambaïse river. On the edge of the ravine, the tributary of the Bès and the water of Salhiens lake flow from a high basalt cliff (which corresponds to an ancient lava flow) and falls 32 meters lower.

Behind the waterfall, a little grotto is hidden. On its roof, basalt columns can be observed. This grotto, discovered by doctor Prunières, was probably used as refuge by bandits who attacked travelers.