Protected areas

Discover a breathtaking nature, shaped by man for millennia.

The Grands Causses highlands’ protected areas

Beyond their apparent roughness, the Grands Causses highlands are full of life and its mysterious nature has given birth to sometimes well hidden prowess. These territories are now protected, so that we can leave their beauty to our future generations.

A Grands Causses Regional Natural Park was created in 1995, straddling the departments of Lozère and Aveyron. Areas with strong ecological interest are also classified Natura 2000. Finally, the territory is labelled as World Heritage by UNESCO as "cultural landscape of Mediterranean agro-pastoralism".