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THE NATURE TRAIL ALONG THE VALLEY OF THE TERROUIN STREAM :THE WATERSIDE TO THE CALCAREOUS GRASSLANDS

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54200 VILLEY SAINT ETIENNE

The valley of the Terrouin, a wild and nature-friendly valley, has an exceptional biodiversity : beavers, wildcats,  kingfishers, grey herons, green and Boreal chorus frogs, grass snakes (natrix natrix)…..

Thanks to a patchwork of natural settings : rivers, ponds, meadows, calcareous soils, former quarries.

The valley of the Terrouin classified by the Department Council  as a nature-friendly valley (ENS) occupies 3 different areas that are managed and promoted by the Association of local authorities Hazelle-en-Haye.

- The stream Terrouin of which the meanders are lined by ripisylves, is flowing through open hayfields and pastures.

- The quarry “Le Breuil” in Villey-Saint-Etienne, where nature slowly  takes possession again of this former limestone quarry

- The calcareous grasslands in Jaillon where the dryness has developed a fauna and flora that is typical for a thermophile environment.

Created and managed by the local authorities, the nature trail along the Terrouin will take you to discover the pretty valley proposing two itineraries with panels explaining you the history and the treasures of local biodiversity :

the waterside to the calcareous grasslands : leaving from the waterside or from the village Jaillon you can admire the unique panorama of the Terrouin valley while visiting the calcareous grasslands with its beautiful orchids and its attendant insect pollinators. You can then follow the green valley  and pass by the magnificent “lavoir” (wash house) lost in the middle of nowhere.

Distance : 8 km (round trip)

Departure point : The village of Jaillon or the parking of the restaurant “Le Pavillon Bleu”

Difference of altitude : 100 m

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