Located at the southern end of the Massif Central, straddling the departments of Tarn and Hérault, 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. It is also steeped in history and tradition, for humankind has found refuge there for several millennia.
The park lies at the intersection of three climatic influences, which makes for a wide variety of landscapes. With forests, vineyards, garrigue scrubland, valleys and granite massifs, the park offers a diverse range of altitudes, colours and scents.
On the Tarn side, set off to discover the Sidobre massif, the lake plateau and the Montagne Noire with its verdant forests of oak, beech and fir trees. In Hérault, you will find vineyards, valleys like the Orb and Mare, mountain ranges like Caroux and Espinouse, gorges and pretty villages like Roquebrun. This generous natural environment is home to eagles, mouflons, otters, bats and many more animal species.
With such contrasting landscapes, it comes as no surprise that the park is ideal for nature activities. Wander the hiking paths, travel along the Passa Païs greenway by bike, on foot or on horseback, go rock climbing or swimming, enjoy water sports on the lakes and rivers, try and catch fish in the Agout... Or treat yourself to a spot of pampering during a spa break in Avène or Lamalou-les-Bains.
You can complete this enticing programme of activities by discovering local skills, in the field of gastronomy for instance. You will find chestnut and honey-based treats, mouth-watering meat and fish dishes, and cheese platters with flavours to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy these quality specialities bearing the "Produit du Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc" label, which promotes local artisan producers. Another field of activity, the glass and textile industries are also well developed and are part of the area's character.