Pilat Regional Natural Park

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Pilat Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional du Pilat)
Protected Area
Pilat trois dents.jpg
Country France
State Loire
Region Rhône-Alpes

Pilat Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional du Pilat) is a protected area of mountainous countryside in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. The park spans the departments of Loire and Rhône, and covers a total area of 65,000 hectares (160,000 acres).[1]

The mountain terrain ranges from 140 metres (460 ft) to 1,432 metres (4,698 ft) in elevation.[2] Forty-seven communes dot the landscape,[3] with approximately fifty thousand residents.[2] The land was officially designated a regional natural park in 1974.[1]

Saint-Appolinard commune, Massif Pilat in background

Member communes[edit]

The park includes 47 member communes:[4]

See also[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 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The remarkable region of Pilat". Parc du Pilat. 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pilat FAQ" (in French). Parc du Pilat. 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Les communes du Pilat" (in French). Parc-naturel-pilat.fr. 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 

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Coordinates: 45°23′38″N 4°35′09″E / 45.39389°N 4.58583°E / 45.39389; 4.58583