Cévennes National Park
The Cévennes National Park was created in 1970, covering the natural region of the Cévennes and located mainly in the departments of Lozère, Gard and Ardèche. It therefore covers two regions: Occitania and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
The Cévennes National Park has several characteristics that distinguish it from other French national parks: it is the only one located in a medium-high mountainous area and the only one in metropolitan France that is inhabited and operated by permanent residents (agriculture and hunting).
The park has also been recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO since 1985.
With all the small villages that make up the Cévennes and its surroundings, there is a wide choice of monuments to discover. Each one retraces part of the history of the territory and gives you the opportunity to walk through the alleys between old stones and vegetation.
From the granite highlands of Mont Lozère to the majestic forests of Aigoual, from the vast limestone plateaus of the Causse Méjean, carved out from the spectacular gorges of the Tarn and Jonte to the sharp peaks and deep valleys of the schistous Cévennes, you will have many opportunities to marvel at the magnificent landscapes!