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Vercors Massif

Listed under Mountains in Rhone-Alps, France.

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The Vercors Massif is not high but is spectacularly scenic. Towering limestone walls protect the upper reaches of this pre-alpine plateau cut with deep canyons and gorges. In some respects it resembles a European version of Venezuela's "Lost World." Several of the world's deepest caves are located here, as well as beautiful show caves such as the Grotte Choranche. The nearby Grotte Bournillion has the largest cave entrance in Europe. There are many scenic drives in the region; one road improbably winds through the dark narrow gorge known as the Grands Goulets, while the Combe Laval drive with its precipitous roadside drops is about the closest you can get to feeling like you are flying in your car.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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