Arboretum de Charvols

Near La Chaise-Dieu, this experimental arboretum, planted in the spring of 1993 on 3 ha in the middle of coniferous forests, invites you to take a stroll where young and old will discover various species of trees. If you are a fan of botany, you will love this magnificent site.


A visit to the arboretum is the chance to see rare, ordinary or even surprising trees like the mysterious monkey puzzle tree... In all, there are 96 varieties with 2/3 of the deciduous trees in plots of 25 trees in 4 different areas... Along the way, small information panels include interesting stories and scientific information about the various trees.
As an almost unique site in France for its space dedicated to hedges, it draws attention to the importance of preservation and environmental awareness
Accessible all the year round, good walking shoes recommended...
A detailed visitors' booklet is available at the Chaise-Dieu Tourist Information Office.
The site has a children's play area and picnic tables.
A hiking trail (PR103) leaves from La Chaise-Dieu and leads directly to the site through the magnificent nearby forests...

Languages spoken

  • French



Free access.


All year round.


Village de Charvols
43160 Malvières