Ray Pic, Cascade du

Cascade du Ray Pic is a magnificent waterfall north of Pereyres between Lachamp Raphael and Burzet in the region Rhone Alpes/Ardeche, France.

From Lachamp Raphael drive south over road D26 to Burzet. At Le Chalet du Ray Pic there are two parking lots from where an easy walk starts to Cascade du Ray Pic. The walk takes appr 20 minutes.

Undoubtedly Cascade du Ray Pic is one of my favorite waterfalls in France, it will certainly end in my top 3. Not because it is so spectacular but the basalt formations around the fall makes this a waterfall in the “hors category”. Millions of years ago the waterfall was a volcano.

Cascade du Ray Pic is in total 60 meters heigh but the upper part of the waterfall is not visible.

A few years ago there was a deadly accident with a dutch tourist: a huge rock fell down. Since then it is forbidden to swim in the water. In the time I was there it was allowed to swim under the waterfall of Ray Pic. I don’t know where the water came from, but it was sooooo cold.

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About Ray Pic, Cascade du

RegionRhone Alpes/Ardeche
LocationLachamp Raphael-Mezilhac
RiverX (La Bourges)
Height35m +60m
Best visitSpring

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