Remarkable flora

There are many rare species of plant found on the Massif du Sancy and the Artense plain.


The variety of springs, waterfalls and the damp rocks of les Monts Dore make it a favourite location for mosses, and one of France’s most remarkable. Added to the varied conditions in terms of humidity, exposure and soil type, there are consequently a large number of plant associations, the most widespread being yellow gentian, daffodils, centaurea alpina, meadow geraniums and bellflowers etc. Located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne, all of these flowers and plants are protected, so please take care of them, and enjoy seeing them rather than picking them.