The Combe Lavaux - Jean Roland Nature Reserve, located on the territory of the communes of Gevrey-Chambertin and Brochon, was declared a National Nature Reserve in 2004
In the heart of the Côte dijonnaise, on the limestone edge of the Saône plain, the Nature Reserve covers more than 500 hectares. The combes, valleys that have become dry, run from east to west and open onto the plain, offer a striking contrast in the landscape: slopes exposed to the north and south, creating an exceptional mosaic of natural environments with mountain and Mediterranean influences
Between limestone lawns, cliffs, scree and forests of ravines at the "end of the world", this other nectar of the Dijon Coast is a major site of Burgundy flora, home to more than 500 species of flowers
Located near the Dijon urban area, in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards, the nature reserve is well known to hikers, mountain bikers and climbers eager to discover remarkable natural areas. Come and discover more about the natural heritage of this place through the interpretation trail at the bottom of the Combe Lavaux or simply by getting lost on the many paths that criss-cross the Reserve
The Combe Lavaux - Jean Roland nature reserve was named in homage to the naturalist from Dijon, director of the association of French nature reserves from 1992 to 2004.
Managing body: Community of Communes of Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges & National Forestry Office (Burgundy East Agency)
How to get there
To get to the Reserve :
From Gevrey-Chambertin follow the RD31 in the direction of Chamboeuf. At the exit of Gevrey-Chambertin at the entrance of the forest, parking is available on the left of the road
From Brochon: At the town hall, turn right into the rue du 8 mai and continue straight ahead until you reach the esplanade de Weinholseim. A car park is available on your left.
Animals are only allowed in the nature reserve if they are kept on a leash.