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La Porte des Aravis

Crest, Mountain, Natural wonder, Mountain pass in La Giettaz
  • At the north of the Aravis pass, the "Porte des Aravis" is an imposing opening in the middle of the crest. Its aspect can be compared to a hole in a row of teeth. This geologic curiosity is associated to the legend of Gargantua.

  • According to the legend, the "Porte des Aravais" originates from famous Gargantua, a nice giant from a book by Rabelais who had a passion for great food, but also loved to travel.
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