Natural and Wild

The National Park offers a variety of landscapes, wildlife, plant life and heritage that has never been equalled. The Park is also the only one, with the Reunion, to be inhabited in the protected area.
Classified Man and the Biosphere Programme of UNESCO, is a sanctuary for many species of animals and plants which have received a protection since 1970, year of the creation of the Park.
There are many possibilities to discover all its wealth. The Park is a huge exploration site for the hikers. There are also events, festivals and the tracks of the ecomuseum.

Village of Castelbouc

Village de Castelbouc

It’s a troglodyte village on the left bank of the Tarn, dominated by a ruined castle. The legend says that during the time of the Crusades, all men went to war, except the Lord of Castelbouc.
According to the legend, he had to satisfy all the village women, in need of man, and he died of exhaustion. At night, his ghost-shaped goat (names bouc in French) flies over the castle. This gave the name to the place.

The Menhirs of the Bondons

The Cham of the Bondons is a little granite plateau located 9 miles away from Florac. This site is the second largest concentration of megaliths in Europe with more than 150 menhirs.
The biggest characteristic of this site is to find granite menhirs on a limestone plateau, but how did they do?
These famous huge stones were extracted from the south slopes of the massif of the Mont-Lozère. Afterward, they were transported on more than 0,4 mile, even on more than 0,6.
Their organisation is very particular, we can find them alone, in pair and more rarely by three.
These vestiges date back to the period betwwen the Neolithic and the Bronze Age (approximately 4000 years).
Furthermore, this site is accessible to hikers,there is a car park and this is the best way to discover these landscapes.

Przewalski Horses

Chevaux prejalski Lozère

The association TAKH wascreated in 1990. Its goal is to recreate the Przewalski horse population which lives freely before reintroducing them into Mongolie, their native land.
In 1993 and 1994, the first eleven horses arrived in the Causse Méjean where they were able to procreate. In 2004 and 2005, the Association TAKH reintroduced 22 Przewalski’s horses from Le Villaret in southern France to the buffer zone of Khar Us Nuur National Park in the Khomyn Tal community of western Mongolia.
In July and August, the association welcomes you in the village of Villaret to present the project and the horses.

The Mont Lozère

Les sources du Mont Lozère

The Mont Lozère is a chain of moutain from Lozère where we can find the lint culminating/climax of the departement. The Pic of Finiels is at 1966 metres of altitude. We can see landscape out of sight. The Tarn take source in the south of the mountain. To hike is perfect.