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A needle painted, photographed, described and filmed thousands times ....
But do you actually know how it was formed? It's another story ...

The existence of three successive arches: la porte d'Amont, la porte d'Aval et la Manneporte is not originally related to marine erosion, but to the action of a coastal river, parallel to the beach, which has incised the cliff before its decline, embodied by the "needle" of a harder limestone which prevented its final dissolution. Then, the sea has widened the arches, giving the site the appearance we know today. (Wikipedia)

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Additional Photos by Guy Tocquin (guytoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
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