The forest of the Pays d'Othe, covers the ridge line separating the basin of the Vanne and the basin of the Armançon for a width of 8 to 20 km.
The forest was first used for industrial purposes, for glass or iron.
It was also the space from which men took the “Wildlings”, these wild apple trees well adapted to their environment.
Planted and grafted, they will yield late varieties that escape the spring frosts. The Pays d'Othe thus constitutes an original pomology with varieties that do not exist elsewhere:
Petit Loquar, Verollot, Glénon, Châtaignier, Gros Loquar, Nez de Chat, Avrolles...