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Mound and Marshes of Saint-Pierre-le-Chastel

  • Butte de Saint-Pierre-Le-Chastel
  • Vue sur le Massif du Sancy
  • Vue sur la Chaîne des Puys
  • Marais de St Pierre le Chastel
Butte de Saint-Pierre-Le-ChastelVue sur le Massif du SancyVue sur la Chaîne des PuysMarais de St Pierre le Chastel
A classified natural reserve, 65 hectares of dry and humid areas. The hill gives uninterupted views of the Chains de Puys volcanoes. The marshland is an area of remarkable biodiversity. Information pannels and a discovery trail help with orientation:
This site brings together two very different entities: the dry environment on the hillock is characterised by the presence of broom and small areas of dry grasslands on basalt This area also offers a 360° view of the Sioule valley and the Chaîne des Puys. The lower, wet environment (the Paloux marsh or marsh of the Mazayes stream), temporarily flooded during the Sioule floods, plays a major hydrological role (natural filter, flood control, etc.). It has a mosaic of habitats linked to wetlands such as cariçaie, willow, jonçaie or megaphorbiaie.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2024

Every day

  • Category Natural Heritage :
    • Forests
    • River and stream
    • Volcanism
    • Natural curiosity
    • Sensitive natural space
  • classifications :
    • Sensitive natural space
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
    • Orientation board
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
    • Motorhomes allowed


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Mound and Marshes of Saint-Pierre-le-Chastel
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