Morvan Regional Natural Park

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Coordinates: 47°09′43″N 4°03′00″E / 47.162°N 4.05°E / 47.162; 4.05
Morvan Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional du Morvan)
Protected Area
Morvan bourgogne2.jpg
Country France
State Nièvre
Côte-d'Or
Saône-et-Loire
Yonne
Region Burgundy
Coordinates 47°09′43″N 4°03′00″E / 47.162°N 4.05°E / 47.162; 4.05
Established 1970
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France
Website: http://www.parcdumorvan.org/

Morvan Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional du Morvan) is a protected area of woodlands, lakes and traditional farmland in the Burgundy region of central France. It covers a total area of 173,000 hectares (430,000 acres)[1] and extends through four different departments with the majority being in Nievre.[2] The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1970.[1]

The visitors center is dubbed Espace St-Brisson

The maison du parc (main visitors center) is located in the small commune of Saint-Brisson. It maintains one of the park's six natural history museums (Écomusée de Morvan).[2]

Member communes[edit]

The park includes 117 communes as well as five associated partner communes.[3][4]

Partner communes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Nicola Williams; Oliver Berry; Steve Fallon (2009). France. Lonely Planet. pp. 487–488. ISBN 978-1-74104-915-2. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Liste des communes" (in French). Parcdumorvan.org. 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Informations sur le villes, villages, et mairies" (in French). Annuaire-mairie.fr. 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 

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