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The L'arche des Kerguelen is a about 300 metres tall stone, which had confounded navigators for centuries. The upper rim of the arch collapsed around 1910, leaving only two giant pillars and a pile of stone rubble between them.  It is located in the extreme north of the main island Grande Terre at 48°41'8.15"S 69°4'21.20"E.

 

France 1976, Bicentenary of Cook's passage to Kerguelen stamp

France 1976, Bicentenary of Cook's passage to Kerguelen.
In the far background the L'arche des Kerguelen.

 

mountainstamp.com Le Terror Arched Rock Kerguelen TAAF 1980

TAAF 1980, "Le Terror" in front of L'arche des Kerguelen.

 

France TAAF 1997
L'Arche des Kerquelen in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen Pointe de l Arche 2001

TAAF 2001, The pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

France TAAF 2011 L'arche des Kerquelen Souvenirsheet stamp

TAAF 2011
Joint Issue with Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
Pointe du Cop Percé and the pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

France TAAF 2011 L'arche des Kerquelen Souvenirsheet stamp

Saint Pierre et Miquelon 2011
Joint Issue with TAAF.
Pointe du Cop Percé and the pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

France 2014
The pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

TAAF 2015.
The two pillars of the L'arche des Kerguelen are part of the image.
The stamp was issued in the series "60th Anniversary French Southern & Antarctic Lands".

 

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