Plateau de Font d'Urle

Auvergne Rhône alpes  >  France

Located at 1,500 m above sea level, this plateau is a remarkable geological site, moreover its flora and fauna are interesting in summer.

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Most recent update 22 June 2020


Plateau de Font d'Urle is interesting for the observation of altitude passerines. Tree Pipit and Water Pipit are numerous accompanied by Skylark. Also Northern Wheatear, European Stonechat, Greater Whitethroat, Common Rock Thrush. The huge cliffs are refuge areas for rock species like Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Peregrine Falcon, Wallcreeper and Black Redstart. Very often, large raptors fly over the highest rocks like Golden Eagle and Griffon Vulture. The site is also rich for the observation of mammals: mouflon, chamois and marmots.


Français: Situé à 1 500 m d'altitude, ce plateau est un site géologique remarquable, de plus sa faune et sa flore sont aussi intéressantes en période estival. Le site est intéressant pour l'observation des passereaux d'altitude, Tree Pipit et Water Pipit sont nombreux acompagnés de Skylark aussi Northern Wheatear European Stonechat Greater Whitethroat Common Rock Thrush . Les immenses falaises sont des zones refuges pour les espèces rupestres Red-billed Chough Yellow-billed Chough Peregrine Falcon Wallcreeper Black Redstart . Trés souvent, les grands rapaces survolent le palteau Golden Eagle Griffon Vulture. Le site est aussi riche pour l'obseravtion des mammifères : mouflon, chamois et marmottes.



To get to the site, follow the signs to Font d'urle station (from Saint Jean-en-Royans) then continue on the D76B towards the village (cul-de-sac).


Français: Pour se rendre sur le site, suivre les indications station de Font d'urle (depuis Saint Jean-en-Royans) puis continuer sur la D76B en direction du village (cul-de-sac).

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Plateau , Mountain


Mountainous , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Summer , Spring

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The plateau can be visited on foot from the village of Font d'urle, the path runs along the ridges, take the direction of Puy de la Gagère (summit), possibility of making a loop. Allow 4 hours.


Français: Le plateau se visite à pied depuis le village de Font d'urle, le sentier longe les crêtes, prendre la direction du Puy de la gagère (sommet), possibilité de faire une boucle. Prévoir 4h.


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