On the spur of Faye near Hôpitot – Municipality of Arbourse – a limestone grassland has become an awareness area of high ecological value. This hill houses many species of protected plants.
From May to July, the orchids – real botanical jewels – adorn the lawn with their rich, varied colors .
All summer butterflies inhabit the roads. A maze based on traces of ancient terraced
vineyards allows the descent of the hill.
Many animals are present in the wood. You can see deers or rabbits, weasels and red foxes. It is not uncommon that the silence of the walker is rewarded by a beautiful
Two orientation tables are installed on top of the mound.
Explanatory sheets of the Mardelles and ochids hill can be found at the Tourist Office Prémery and its region .