Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park
Maison du Parc, 1 Place du Foirail, 34220 Saint-Pons-de-Thomières, France
About Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park
The Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park invites you on a journey to the heart of its beautiful natural heritage. With preserved sites, great biodiversity, and exceptional wildlife and plant species, the park is a truly exceptional place. The park provides a habitat for more than 240 species of birds, in a stunningly diverse range of climate and scenery. It also provides a home for mouflons, successfully reintroduced from Corsica.
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The Abbey of Fontfroide is a Cistercian abbey located on the territory of the commune of Narbonne a, in the department of Aude in France. Initially a Benedictine abbey, it was incorporated into the Cistercian order between 1144 and 1145. Today, the Abbey of Fontfroide is a member of the Charter of Cistercian abbeys and sites in Europe. The Abbey of Fontfroide is currently a private monument held by the descendants of Gustave and Madeleine Fayet.
A beautiful medieval castle which was located in the French city of Carcassonne. It is located on a hill on the right bank of the River Aude, in the south-east part of the city proper. it has played a decisive role in the history of Languedoc. Carcassonne quickly became one of the most important symbols of Royal Power in France due to its geographical location.
The Basilica of Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse is a Catholic church located in the city of Carcassonne, France. Former cathedral, it has the rank of minor basilica since 1898. It was built between the ix th century and the xiv th century. As Jules de Lahondès wrote in the report of the Archaeological Congress of France in 1906, “The jewel of the City is its church”.
In the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean lies the seaside resort of Narbonne-Plage. Carrying the European Blue Flag label, the resort is appreciated for its long beach – no fewer than five kilometers of fine sand, which is one of the beautiful locations for relaxing, bathing, and for other sports activities.
The Sigean African Reserve is a 300 hectare French zoological park located on the Mediterranean coast, between Narbonne and Perpignan, founded by Paul de La Panouse and Daniel de Monfreid. It claims to present more than 3,800 animals (more than 2,000 birds, 900 mammals, and 900 reptiles ) of at least 160 species, over 300 hectares, to the west of the Berre, to the south of the ponds that line the Occitan coast.
The Salagou Lake is a reservoir lake of the dam Salagou. It is located in the center of the Hérault department, on the Salagou river, a tributary of the Lergue river which flows into the Hérault. It reaches a depth of about 50 meters. The lake is dominated by mountains and plateaus culminating at 300 m in the east, up to 407 m for Carels in the west, and 535 m for Mont Liausson in the south. The latter separates the lake of Salagou from the dolomitic cirque of Mourèze.
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