La Butte de Frochet

Limousin  >  France

Area with moors and interesting rock piles. There is also a remarkable point of view, on the north and south.

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Most recent update 2 February 2023
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La Butte de Frochet contains heather-covered moor environments which are protected, but also remarkable rock formations that are remnants from volcanic activity in the distant past. It is a kind of ridge with rocky points that protrude above the landscape, lying in an area of about 30 hectares. There is a walking route that shows you the highlights of the nature reserve. There is a nice point of view on the North (you can see the Civray power station) and on the south, the department of Charente.


Français: La butte de Frochet contient à la fois des landes mais aussi des amas rocheux intéressants. Il y a aussi un point de vue remarquable, sur le nord et sud. La butte contient des milieux de landes qui sont classés en ZNIEFF, mais aussi des amas rocheux remarquables. On a une point de vue dégagé et lointain sur le Nord (on aperçoit la centrale de Civray) et sur le sud, le département de la Charente.



There is parking at the beginning of the site. Click on the P in the map for directions.


Français: Un parking est présent au début du site.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Moors/heathland


Mountainous , Rocky , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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