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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 Puy chain. The marshland is an area of remarkable biodiversity, nformation pannels and a discovery trail.
This site brings together two very different entities: the dry environment on the hillock is characterised by the presence of moors (broom broom) and small areas of dry grasslands on basalt which also offer a 360° view of the Sioule valley and the Chaîne des Puys; the 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 2022

Every day

General
  • 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
La Butte
63230
Saint-Pierre-le-Chastel