Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

la zone humide de Poule

Découverte de la zone humide. Bornes installées le long du sentier sur points d’observation. Camping et plan d’eau où pêcher à proximité (carte-journée) pour des vacances paisibles.


The Monneries' humid zone (moor) is an important natural environment, a genuine biological reserve that plays a key part in the maintenance and improvement of the region's water quality.

It is composed of four different habitats spread across eight hectares. The pond, the megaphorbiaie, the stream tributary of the Ergues, and the humid prairie.

At the bottom of the pond, you can see white stones: these are volcanic rocks that have been transformed into clay by the water. When this clay accumulates, the substratum becomes a perfect water-tank (because clay is waterproof).

la zone humide de Poule
69870 Poule-les-Écharmeaux

Geopark Beaujolais

Famous throughout the world for its wines and vineyards, the Beaujolais is also a region shaped by man, who has reaped the benefits of the soil's diversity. Its past is literally written in stone: in the golden, red, white, grey or black rocks and stones that have visibly been put to good use in local construction. This remarkable geology has given rise to great diversity, not only in the landscapes and heritage, but also in terms of human activity, in the culture and traditions that form the identity of the Beaujolais region.