The Rathvel pond

Étang de Rathvel

1618 Rathvel

The Rathvel pond is an ancient peat bog that was exploited hundreds of years ago in Rathvel near Châtel-St-Denis

It is registered in the national inventory of batrachians reproduction sites. The site brings together the three species of amphibians possible in this kind of environment and at that altitude: the common toad, common frog and the Alpine newt. Among plants, there are rare wetlands such as the spotted orchid, the burnet officinal or comaret.

A wood shaving covered path leads along the pond.

Along the path...
4 educational illustrated boards will give you a lot of interesting information on this specific natural site
1 giant "snakes and ladders" game on the theme of the tadpole’s development
1 picnic table


Office du Tourisme Châtel-St-Denis / Les Paccots et la Région
Place d'Armes 15
1618 Châtel-St-Denis

Walking time : 30 minutes
Starting point : parking Rathvel

Étang de Rathvel

1618 Rathvel

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