An ideal balcony over the Mont Blanc mountain chain, this protected 13mi² area is also worth visiting for its fauna (marmots, ibex, more than 70 species of migratory birds) and for its flora (peat bogs, moors with rhododendrons, spruce on the southern slopes, larches on the northern slopes).
Visitors follow a botanical path through this rich biotope, with Mont-Blanc in the background.
Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve
ASTERS Association 84 route du Viéran, Parc d'activités du Pré-Mairy, 74370 Pringy
Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 66 47 51
This nature reserve was officially created by decree on 24th August, 1974.© Joerg Gamroth / age fotostock
There are several lakes within the reserve: Lac Blanc, Lacs Noirs, Lac de Cornu et Lac de Brévent.© LAINE / age fotostock
This nature reserve abounds with different animal species: in this photo, two ibex.© ZoonarHelge Schulz / age fotostock
The marmot is one of the many animal species that can be found in the reserve.© James White
In addition to the high plateau mountains, the middle of the reserve holds forests and wooded areas.© Pascal ANTOINE