Pelouses de Chassey-le-Camp

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

The dry grasslands of Chassey-le-Camp are typical meadows of the côte chalonnaise. It is also a site of great archaeological wealth.

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Most recent update 22 February 2023
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Pelouses de Chassey-le-Camp is especially interesting in spring and summer. There are species typical of these environments such as Wood Lark, Eurasian Nightjar, Cirl Bunting and Short-toed Snake Eagle. The site is also rich in butterflies and orchids.


Français: Les pelouses de sèches de Chassey-le-Camp sont typiques des pelouses de la côte chalonnaise. Il s'agit aussi d'un site d'une grande richesse archéologique. Les pelouses de Chassey le camp sont surtout intéressantes au printemps et l'été. On y retrouve des espèces typiques de ces milieux comme l' Wood Lark, l' Eurasian Nightjar, le Cirl Bunting ou encore le Short-toed Snake Eagle c'est aussi un site riche en papillons et en orchidées.



The site is accessed via the village of Chassey-le-Camp from the parking lot near the town hall. Click on the P in the map for directions. From the parking a path then guides you to the top at the place of the archaeological site. Two loops are possible. The route indicated on the map is about 5 km.


Français: On accède au site par le village de Chassey-le-Camp depuis le parking près de la mairie. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Le sentier nous guide ensuite jusqu'au sommet de la chaume à l'endroit du site archéologique, deux boucles sont possibles. L'itinéraire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , City/village


Hilly , Rocky , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Narrow trail , Wide path , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

A museum on the archaeological excavations of the sector can be visited and is located at the town hall of the village. There is also a hotel restaurant in the heart of the village. The church is also interesting.


Français: Un musée sur les fouilles archéologiques du secteur peut être visiter et se situent à la mairie du village. Il y a également un hôtel restaurant au coeur du village. L'église est également intéressante.


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