Located south of the village of Molinchart, this chaotic rocky conglomerate is about 70 million years old, and is similar to the sandstone clusters found in the Fontainebleau forest (white sand).
These sandstones are composed of grains of sand which under the effect of erosion are deformed, the cups agglomerating in a random way in mound which one calls “gogottes”.
Concerning the name of Gargantua’s “hottée”, it could be related to the siege of the city of Laon, which was a league town at the time, by the armies of Henri IV at the end of the 16th century. The Gargantua of Rabelais being published in 1532, one can think that it already occupied the imagination of the men of this time…
An atypical place which will make the joy of the children (and also of the older ones)!