The Verdon

The Verdon PNR

The Verdon Regional Nature Park: a recognized territory

Created in 1997, the Verdon Regional Natural Park protects and enhances the territory by ensuring that economic development is consistent with the preservation of its natural heritage.

The Verdon Regional Natural Park is one of the 53 regional natural parks in France . This recognition is based on many assets of the territory : a diversity of landscapes, nature, picturesque villages and of course a river with a unique color … which make it a remarkable natural space. The existence of such a label promotes the emergence of collective projects within the territory as well as the implementation of global valuation or development initiatives.

The Verdon plateaus

A geological, archaeological and geographical wealth

Between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the Verdon is a very diverse territory. The Verdon Regional Nature Park identifies 7 landscapes built around the Verdon river : the Plateau de Valensole, the lakes and mountains, the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the hills of Haut-Var, the Gorges du Verdon, the Basses-gorges and the Artuby. 2,200 species of plants are listed, with many remarkable species. A chart implemented by the Park sets the main guidelines aimed at organizing and preserving the wealth of the territory.

Notre Dame du Roc - Castellane Alpes de haute Provence
Sunset on the lake of holy cross

About forty municipalities concerned

The Verdon Regional Natural Park is based on a Mixed Syndicate bringing together 46 municipalities, the departmental councils of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regional council. Functioning as a local authority, it is in charge of defining and implementing the charter.

Haute Provence Outdoor guides join in the challenges of the Verdon Regional Natural Park to make its customers aware of the ecological issues of the territory during whitewater activities.

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