This is a beautiful and peaceful place at the bottom of the Vallée des Avals, with its lake a campsite equipped for picnics and barbecues. It is the departure for hikes of all levels.
The botanic walk of Pere Frisch allows you to discover various flora and in the refreshment chalet you’ll find exhibitions on the local fauna and flora, on the geology and beekeeping (Glass frame observation beehive).
Come along and enjoy a tour towards “Creux de l’ane” and the waterfall of Poux where groundwater upwelling rises up from the mountain. In the “mare aux tritons” you can watch tadpoles, frogs and alpine newts.
Refreshment chalet: open from the 28th June until the 31st August 2014 from 10.30am to 6.30pm. New this summer: sale of pancakes; Information desk and equipment rental for the activities available on site (except for the Via Ferrata).
Outdoor spaces suitable for barbecues and picnics: one giant barbecue for groups, six individual barbecues and many picnic tables are at your service.
The Botanic walk is set up for July and August. Many labels will indicate the name of the plants that you’ll see along the walk. This path zigzags along the bottom of the Dent du Villard and in between its meadows and rock crevices grows a unique variety of plants. (duration time : 1h30. From the refreshment chalet, turn right after the bridge and after 50m take the first path on your left). At the start of the walk you’ll find the Dragon’s mouth of Pyrenees, unique in the French Alps, the Ancolie black Barlow, the imposing Martagon lily without forgetting the most discrete Gysophilia, the Grass of Parnassus, the Pinguicula commonly known as the Butterworts and the Bird’s-nest Orchid.
An orienteering walk is set in this area: maps and documents are available at the refreshment chalet. Every Thursday from 3.00pm, you can participate to various orienteering courses. For more information please visit our website.
The via ferrata of La Rosière is accessible to everybody and to all levels. This unusual route overlooks the lake of La Rosière offering an amazing view of the surroundings. Duration 2 hours; Warm clothes and technical equipment are recommended.