The secret Ochers in Villars: a reservoir of biodiversity
Away from busy sites
The Ocher Massif of La Bruyère is a special place for a hike in the heart of an abandoned quarry.
In the middle of plant species such as sage-leaved or bay-leaved rock rose, such as Scots pines and maritime pines, many protected species live on the site; amphibians in the pond called "American waterhole", bee-eaters on the ocher cliffs, bats, deers and wild boars whose traces can be seen in the colored sands.
You may admire the sculptures of erosion, the vestiges of the exploitation, the flamboyant ochre colors and the intense greens of the flora, the superb views on Villars, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt and the Monts de Vaucluse.
Warning: this site is classified E.N.S. (Sensitive Natural Area), it is open to all, thank you to respect it and to keep on the marked trails.