Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc

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A mouflon in the park.
Southern end of the Gorges d'Héric, Mons, Hérault.
Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, commune of Rosis, Hérault, France.
Orb River in the hamlet of Ceps. Roquebrun, Hérault.

The Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc is a regional natural park situated in the south of the Massif Central within the Aveyron, Hérault and Tarn departments of France. These areas are considered the Haut-Languedoc, compared to the Bas-Languedoc.

Administered by the Fédération des Parcs Naturels Régionaux de France, it was created on 22 October 1973 and revised 17 August 1999. It has an area of 2,605 km², with 82,000 people living within its boundaries.

The park (coordinates 43.52898, 2.6984) comprises a very diverse range of countryside, which is why seven different areas have been officially defined within it:

  • Caroux-Espinouse
  • Montagne noire
  • Monts de Lacaune
  • Monts d'Orb
  • Plateau des Lacs
  • Sidobre
  • Vignes et Vallées

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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Coordinates: 43°34′15″N 2°39′20″E / 43.5708°N 2.65564°E / 43.5708; 2.65564