Hike along one of the many trails criss-crossing this beautiful valley, known since the seventeenth century for the richness and diversity of its flora.
The Eyne Valley
Known as the "Valley of Flowers," Eyne was classified as a Nature Reserve in 1993, and is a great favourite among gardeners and botanists. Known since the seventeenth century, and recognized since the eighteenth century, the valley has served as a study laboratory for some of France's most famous botanists - Guan, Bourguat and Razoul (1767), Andanson (1779) and Candolle (1807) among them. To date, five hundred plant species have been identified, among them many endemic, rare and unique, appearing on the national list of protected species. From spring to autumn all the colours of the rainbow take their turn, with daffodils, forget-me-nots, blueberries, gentians, buttercups, lupins, rhododendrons, martagon lilies, roses and crocuses each taking their turn. The valley is also famous for more than sixty species of butterflies. Start your visit by finding out more at the Maison de la vallée d’Eyne.