The natural park of La Chartreuse in the French Savoy is little known but, nevertheless, surprising. In addition to beautiful mountains and valleys where you can make beautiful excursions, the park is characterized by its large number and variety of species of flora. These include lot of orchids. On one of our day-trips, we were able to see more than 12 species of orchids in less than half an hour walking!. We were fascinated by the high amount of lady slipper orchids (Cypripedium calceolus) that we were able to find. After we learned that La Chartreuse is the place in Europe with the highest concentration of this species.
The best time to visit the park is from May to June. If you plan to travel around this area, it is worth considering a visit to La Chartreuse Natural Park.