The Cévennes National Park
The Cévennes National Park, created in 1970, is one of ten French national parks.
This jewel of nature consists of a central zone – a remarkable space that is both protected and regulated – and of a membership zone made up of towns and villages that have adopted the National Park Charter and its values.
This vast mid-altitude territory has been awarded the status of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in tribute to its special equilibrium between Man and nature, and the status of UNESCO World Heritage site to honour the agro-pastoral cultural landscapes of the Causses and Cévennes.
Destination: Cévennes National Park!
Come marvel at its sumptuous landscapes: from the granite uplands of Mont Lozère to the majestic forests of Mont Aigoual; from the vast limestone plateaux of the Causse Méjean, cut by the spectacular Tarn and Jonte Gorges, to the ridges and ravines of the schist Cévennes!
The Park’s treasure is its sheer variety of natural environments, which are home to a large number of flourishing plant and animal species. You might be lucky enough to spot a spring pheasant’s eye or lady’s-slipper orchid, admire a griffon vulture in flight, or cross a beaver’s tracks.
Some beautiful discoveries await. The vestiges of history stretching back several millennia strike the eye: megaliths, mediaeval châteaux, Camisards hotspots, and more. And how could you not be charmed by the traditional architecture, which has been so superbly preserved?
With its 5,000 kilometres of waymarked trails, the National Park bids you explore its magnificent landscapes on foot, accompanied by a donkey, on horseback, by mountain-bike, or while practising nature sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, via ferrata, and others.
From May to October, the National Park offers events and free outings connected to its heritage during the “Festival Nature”. Throughout the summer, there are “appointments with the Park” in an emblematic spot to explore and understand the work of the Park’s rangers.
Hiking circuit in the Cévennes National Park : Click for more informations
For more details:
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There are three “Maisons du Parc” centres (Florac, Génolhac, Aigoual) and an associated tourism-information network to welcome you and help you explore the National Park.