|Cévennes National Park|
|Parc national des Cévennes|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Florac and of the Cévennes National Park seen from Causse Méjean
|Area||935 km2 (361 sq mi)|
|Established||2nd Sep 1970|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Causse Méjean in Massif Central, Cévennes National Park, France
|Criteria||Cultural: iii, v|
|Inscription||2011 (35th session)|
|Buffer zone||312,425 ha|
Created in 1970, the park has its administrative seat in Florac at Florac Castle. It is located mainly in the départements of Lozère and Gard, and covers some parts of Ardèche and Aveyron. The Aven Armand cave is located in the park. In 2011, the Park was made a part of The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Cévennes country is rich of history, with a strong cultural identity, being at the heart of Camisard revolt, which followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (the Edict of Fontainebleau), after which Protestants were actively prosecuted. Numerous testimonies of Camisard war in the Cévennes abund in towns and villages of the Cévennes National Park. A permanent exhibition devoted to the memory of Camisards has been elaborated at the old temple of Le Rouve (commune of Saint-André-de-Lancize).
Categories: IUCN Category V | National parks of France | Biosphere reserves of France | Geography of Ardèche | Geography of Aveyron | Geography of Gard | Geography of Lozère | Protected areas established in 1970 | Tourist attractions in Occitanie | Tourist attractions in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | Tourist attractions in Aveyron | Tourist attractions in Gard | Tourist attractions in Lozère | Tourist attractions in Ardèche