Causses and Cévennes World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site in France

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Causses and Cévennes
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cevennes Florac Mimente depuis Causse Mejean.jpg
Florac and the Cévennes National Park seen from Causse Méjean
Official nameThe Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
LocationMassif Central, France
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (v)
Reference1153rev
Inscription2011 (35th session)
Area302,319 ha (747,050 acres)
Buffer zone312,425 ha (772,020 acres)
Websitewww.causses-et-cevennes.fr/en/
Coordinates44°13′13″N 3°28′23″E / 44.22028°N 3.47306°E / 44.22028; 3.47306Coordinates: 44°13′13″N 3°28′23″E / 44.22028°N 3.47306°E / 44.22028; 3.47306
Causses and Cévennes is located in France
Causses and Cévennes
Location of Causses and Cévennes in France

The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape (French: Les Causses et Les Cévennes, paysage culturel de l'agro-pastoralisme méditerranéen) is a UNESCO World Heritage site[1] located in the southern part of central France with over three millennia of agro-pastoral history.

The region is mountainous with numerous narrow valleys, making conditions poorly suited to host cities, but well-suited for pastoralism. Consequently, the landscape of Causses and Cévennes evolved over time to reflect all types of Mediterranean agro-pastoral systems. The Causses and the Cévennes retain numerous testimonies of this evolution of pastoralism over time. Mont Lozère is one of the last places where summer transhumance is still practiced in the traditional way.[2]

  1. ^ "Causses Cévennes, candidate for inclusion in the World Heritage List". Loire Valley World Heritage. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ "The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape". World Heritage Convention.

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