Mont Aigoual, in Southern Massif Central, is a very scenic place (and also rather cold, in late November).
It is built on top a a nice Carboniferous granite, and the tip of this pluton grades into spectacular dykes with the most unusual texture.
We sampled those during a quick trip, for a MSc project by Mariana Werle (Stellenbsoch).
Not to mention a memorable duck meal at the inn in the evening !
G. Stevens, JF Moyen. November 2019
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