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Haut-Languedoc regional natural park

Come and discover the mountains of Languedoc in the South of France, where Mediterranean and Atlantic climates meet. With its stunning viewpoints, the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park
is like a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

In the foothills of the Massif Central, the mountains rise up to the skies before opening out onto sprawling vineyards. Haut-Languedoc benefits from an exceptional geographical location: lakes, gorges, valleys, peaks and villages. Haut-Languedoc, a rich natural heritage in a land of character, a must for nature lovers.

Parc naturel régional du Haut Languedoc - Hérault, le Languedoc © Henri COMTE

The Regional
Natural Park

Haut-Languedoc - Hérault le Languedoc © Henri Comte

Regional natural parks were created to protect and develop large rural inhabited areas. Areas that may be classified 'regional natural parks' are primarily rural, with high quality landscapes, natural habitats and cultural heritage, but a fragile ecological balance. The parks form the basis of a concerted sustainable development project, whose objective is to protect and promote the local natural and cultural heritage. The classification of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park has been renewed until 2024.

Park endorsement

Vieussan, Haut-Languedoc - Hérault le Languedoc © Henri Comte

The endorsement: 'product of the
Haut-Languedoc Natural Regional Park' is given to professional craftsmen, producers and service providers committed to respecting the fundamental values of the Park and in communicating them to their customers: attachment to the local area, protection
and development of the environment,
need for keeping a human element
at the heart of the activity.

A preserved
natural setting

Circuit Haut-Languedoc entre lacs et forêts - Hérault, le Languedoc © Photothèque Hérault Tourisme - M. Delerue

Haut-Languedoc has an exceptional geography, with lakes, gorges, valleys, mountain peaks
and villages making up its rich landscape. Some of its animals are protected species,
including the Bonelli eagle, otters, mountain sheep, genets, and bats.
Among the plant species, Golden Garlic, orchids and drosera are also protected.

These contrasting and diverse mountainous landscapes, are perfect for outdoor pursuits:
- Hiking or mountain-biking through the Monts du Caroux mountains and the Espinouse hills, or the Héric and Colombières gorges.
- Enjoy a bike ride along the 'Passa Païs' greenway
-. Rock climbing on Monts Somail, Caroux, Espinouse, and Marcou.
- Swimming in the Raviège, Saut de Vesoles, and Avène lakes
- Fishing in the abundant waters of the Agoût, Jaur or Mare rivers.
- Hydrotherapy skin care treatments in Avène and rehabilitation treatments in Lamalou les Bains.
- Discover the sparkling spring waters in Vernière and La Salvetat.

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