Birth of the Sidobre
In french, granit or granite ? Both!
Granite (rock) is the scientific term who refers to the raw material, stone.
Granit (peyro) is a more general term off common language who refers to the material, the rock that is worked.
But how did it all happen?
About 300 million years ago, as a result of the natural erosion of the Hercynian mountains and consequently the lower pressure exerted by it on the earth’s crust, the magma rises from the centre of the earth without reaching the surface. This magma remains trapped under a thick layer of shale. Then by cooling, very slowly, it becomes a dense and grainy rock: granite.