A rock from the depths of history

Zarthus - Panoramas, Nature

La Roche l'Abeille
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Une roche venue des profondeurs de l’histoire
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La Commune de la Roche l'Abeille accueille un des sites naturels les plus remarquables de notre département. L'intérêt se porte sur la lande à serpentine, une roche qui est apparue dans le fond des océans il y a 300 millions d'années. Cette particularité géologique influe directement sur la flore qui est d'un intérêt exceptionnel. Il était donc tout naturel que ce site d'exception fasse l'objet d'un aménagement pédagogique permettant de faire découvrir la richesse de ces lieux à un plus large public.

espaces-natuels.jpg One of Haute-Vienne’s most remarkable nature sites is located here, in the town of La Roche l’Abeille: a serpentine vein. Serpentine is a rock that appeared in the bottom of the ocean 300 million years ago. It has had a direct influence on the area’s flora, which is simply remarkable. A learning space was developed to enable a large number of visitors to discover this exceptional site.

Departure spot : Parking lot (N 45°36,510' / E 001°14,990')

The "vie du berger" (sheperd's life) Monument (N 45°36,480' / E 001°14,931')

How many sheperd’ crooks are there on the sheperd’s life monument ?

Write this number down. It is the equivalent of A : A =_____

Go to the front of the sheepfold (audio guides are available in the sheepfold). 
Follow the yellow marks symbolizing sheep footprints.

The sign about La Roche-l'Abeille's meaning (N 45°36,376' / E 001°14,750')

Have a look at this sign and try to find the date of the battle that took place here between Catholics and Protestants. 
Add the date’s 4 numbers together to obtain a new number. 

Write this number down. It is the equivalent of B : B =_____

The old serpentine quarry (N 45°36,327' / E 001°14,265')

Do you know how to say « snake » in French ? You will find the answer in the word “serpentine” (named that way because of its greenish colour). Once you’ve found the word, count its letters.

Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of C : C =_____

The panorama (N 45°36,444' / E 001°14,132')

Admire the splendid view and have a peek through the camera to see what the place looked like 100 years ago.

The cache !

It’s not much further friends ! Your quest is almost over, now all you have to do is find me! 

« Attention geocaching friends ! No need to lift rocks, pick walls apart, or uproot plants... the cache is most likely there, right before your eyes! Remember that your quest must remain environmentally friendly ! Thank-you ! »

If your answers are all correct, the cache’s GPS coordinates will be green on the app.
Click on "locate the cache" then let the app guide you!

Cache coordinates: N 45°3(C-1),452' / E 00(B-20)°14,(A+1)9'
 The mystery word is written in the log book, inside the container

The« Nature » Poï’z love to hide among rocks…

Well done, you have found the cache!
See you soon for more adventures!

Contact :

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Saint-Yrieix
58 Boulevard de l'Hôtel de Ville
05 55 08 20 72

Terr'Aventurers' comments

16 jan 2022

thierry tv has found the cache

dommage que le QR code soit illisible et que la gurde soit cassée

16 jan 2022

Nathaliebv has found the cache

magnifique balade

16 jan 2022

rosettes has found the cache

Superbe paysages!!

16 jan 2022

directeuse has found the cache

Paysage dépaysant

16 jan 2022

GeoffreyG has found the cache


16 jan 2022

Sassmira has found the cache

Une la de sauvage, un grand bol d air. attention la gourde est abîmée et les poizs en mauvais etat

16 jan 2022

PhilMass has found the cache

Belle ballade.

16 jan 2022

emilie8736 has found the cache

super balade d'hiver

16 jan 2022

Robin63 has found the cache

Court mais intéressant

16 jan 2022

NRJC has found the cache

superbe balade