Hauts de Chartreuse Nature Reserve


About us

Created in 1997 on 4 ha, the Nature Reserve peaks at 450 meters. Its flora has more than 2 different species, some of which are unique, and the fauna has more than 062 species, including rare species (little owl, black grouse).

Almost entirely located in the mountain and sub-alpine levels, the landscapes of the Reserve are divided between forests, mountain pastures and rock faces. The reserve is home to more than a third of France's orchid flora (including more than 800 Venus slipper plants). It is an excellent illustration of a preserved mid-mountain limestone environment with pastoralism still active but locally declining. No organized visits.

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • School groups welcome


From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Contact & Access

38380 Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse