Overlooking the magnificent village of Hautepierre-le-Châtelet, in the commune of Premiers Sapins, the Roche de Hautepierre-le-Châtelet stands out easily at the top of the Loue gorges.
The setting is impressive, with gorges more than 400 m deep, between the river winding its way between the lowest points and the plateau overlooking the area. From the valley floor, the view of the site from below is truly impressive; from La Roche, the landscape of the Loue valley floor is magnificent and unforgettable.
The natural interest of the site lies in its rocky terrain, with its cliffs, ledges and scree, and its remarkable grasslands. It is also home to rock birds such as the Peregrine Falcon, the Rock Swallow and the Common Raven.
A 3.3km signposted trail (approx. 2 hours' walk) allows you to discover this remarkable site, with the help of a booklet available to download.