La Godivelle is a small market town, to be sure, but it offers a great treasure: the Nature Reserve of Sagnes. Come and immerse yourself in the nature.

Between two lakes, a small town

Located in the Cezallier, very near the Cantal County, 1205 meters altitude (748 miles), it is a small town, the less populated in the Puy-de-Dôme county but the highest. Situated between two lakes with a protected peat bog in a Nature Reserve.

Hiking atUpper Lake and Lower Lake

Lac d'en-Haut (Upper lake)

The Upper Lake is a crater lake with volcanic origins located at 1239 meters altitude (770 miles). Only feed with rain water and snow, it is poor in nutritive substances, not colonized by plants. It is the water reservoir of Godivelle’s town.

Lac d'en-Bas (Lower lake)

The Lower Lake is a lake with glacier origins located in a lower place compared to the other one, with a height of 1200 meters (that is to say 746 miles). A peat bog is colonizing gradually the lake. It is a private propriety, located outside the Nature Reserve, you can practice fishing.

Tips

Follow the Sancy Tour N°12 Le sentier des légendes and discover the stories of the village, the lakes and the peat bogs of La Godivelle.
The starting point is at the town hall car park. Then follow the Sancy Tour signs. This tour is also available in english on Sancy Explorer, the free hiking app of the tourist office.

Lac d'En Haut in la Godivelle

Lac d'En Haut in la Godivelle

Lake d'En-Bas in La Godivelle

Lake d'En-Bas in La Godivelle

Lac d'En Haut in la Godivelle

Lac d'En Haut in la Godivelle

The Foutain of La Godivelle

Make a stop in the Church Square and you can't fail to see the beautiful fountain of La Godivelle!

Fom this point everything is normal; the thing that catches the eye it is the size. This fountain is very large and four faucets are feeding it. It is the biggest fountain of the county. Formerly it was a fountain to feed multiple animals at the same time.

Its water is drinkable and offers fresh water to hikers, bikers, riders and their horses.

The fountain and the church of La Godivelle

The fountain and the church of La Godivelle

The Sagnes de La GodivelleNature Reserve

With its two peat bogs, the Nature reserve of Sagnes is a wonderful treasure. It welcomes more than 1500 animal and plant species very rare, more present in Northern Europe.

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Added bonus

If you want to discover the reserve, push the Maison de la reserve’s door and walk in the path, next to Lower Lake: eight signs are showing the fauna, the flora and the landscapes of the Reserve. A telescope can make you observe migratory birds making a pause.

The lake d'En-Bas in the Nature reserve of Sagnes

The lake d'En-Bas in the Nature reserve of Sagnes

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