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.
Eyne Flower 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.
The valley aims to protect the natural environment that is to say the fauna, flora, soil, water, minerals and fossils on land and under water.
To date, more than 800 varieties of plants have been found there, including many rare plants protected by the national list.
Do not hesitate to visit the house of the Valley of Eyne (at the entrance of the village), it offers exhibitions, visits to the botanical garden, guided walks and many other activities to help you discover the natural and archaeological heritage of the Reserve.
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Departure : Eyne village - Arrival : Col de Nuria - 2683 m
Marking : Yellow until the orri de baix then cairns
Map IGN Top 25 number 2250 ET