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Cévennes National Park Travel Guide
Cévennes National Park, Languedoc-Roussillon (©  Gilles Paire - Fotolia.com)
Cévennes National Park

Introduction

Taking up the south-eastern part of the Massif Central, it is the only French national park situated in middle mountain. Interspersed by deep valleys, its main peaks are Mount Lozère (1,699 m) and Mont Aigoual (1,567 m).

Nearly half of France's native species of flowering plants, more precisely 2,250 out of 4,900 of them, can be found in the Cévennes National Park.

The Causses limestone plateaux and the Cévennes mountains were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2011 for being an outstanding example of the remarkable diversity of the agro-sylvo-pastoral organisations found in the Mediterranean region.

Some of the most popular places for sightseeing are the Causse Méjean plateau, the Chaos de Nîmes-le-Vieux (a blockfield), the Cham des Bondons (site of 154 megaliths), and the Aven Armand limetsone cave.

The Cévennes also produce the world-famous Roquefort blue cheese.

Please check the official website for more information.

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