In the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park
The Gran Paradiso National Park covers an area of 70,000 hectares, in a high mountainous area, between the 800 m at the bottom of the valley and the 4,061 m of mount Gran Paradiso.
In the visitor centres you can learn about various aspects of nature within the protected area with the help of teaching aids.
In Cogne, we recommend a visit to the Paradisia Alpine botanical garden. Especially in July, when many of its more than 1,000 species of plants are in full bloom, it’s really worth a visit.
The rich fauna in the park includes many Alpine species. It is almost impossible to go on a hike without catching a glimpse of the animals, sometimes verclose up.
The chamois is also common, but rather more retiring and difficult to observe.