A National Park is an area that has been officially recognised as exceptional because of its extraordinary biodiversity as well as its exceptional landscape and cultural heritage. Special protective measures implemented by the State apply in this area.
France’s national Parks are managed with a view to preserving their assets: open spaces and strictly protected biodiversity. The Parks are determined to reconcile the protection of natural spaces with the development of human activities in a way that respects customs and traditions.
The Cévennes National Park consists of two zones: the central zone and the membership zone. The central zone is the jewel of the Park, a quite exceptional territory that must be preserved for future generations. A very specific set of rules applies to the central zone.