Terre Vivante, in the heart of the Trièves, has been campaigning for more than 40 years for the practice of  daily ecology. This  is a unique place where wilderness and cultivated areas are combined in a 50-hectare forest estate at an altitude of 750 m.

Terre Vivante offers three activities in the service of practical ecology:

  •     Practical books for living ecologically on a daily basis;
  •     A magazine on organic gardening, Les 4 Saisons – organic gardening, permaculture, alternatives;
  •     An ecological center to practice, experiment, transmit and train.

Practical Information

The Terre Vivant’s Ecological Centre located in the Trièves near the town of Mens  is open to visitors from May 1st to September 30th from 11am to 6pm:   

May, June and September: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

July, August: every day

Tickets can be bought on site or at the Trièves Tourist Offices in Mens.

At Terre Vivante discover

  • The organic and educational gardens
  • Ponds and basins
  • The farmyard
  • Beehives
  • Biotope research
  • Eco-construction

Terre vivante ecological center

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