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Montagne des Français

It is east of Diégo-Suarez, on the Ramena road that the Tendrombohitr’Antsingy or the Montagne des Français overlooks the bay. It takes its name from the period when it was occupied by the French military in the 20th century. We would like to walk there from morning to evening thanks to the baobabs, Pachypodiums (like miniature baobabs), thorny, aloe and sublime orchids that dot the trails. Birds, chameleon lizards and lemurs populate the valley. It is also the oldest archaeological site in Madagascar, since in the Andavakoera Gorge, researchers found archaeological layers containing bones and remains of pottery dating from the 12th century B.C. as well as bones of giant tortoises and large lemurs.

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