Man Working for Nature
The Causses and Cévennes offer a wide variety of exceptional landscapes, the result of a long working relationship between man and nature. In this natural environment peoples of the Causse and Cévennes have always managed to work, farm and manage their herds in harmony with the land around them, creating this landscape over thousands of years.
There are four main areas:
• The Cévennes valleys, typically terraced, with schistose architecture and plant life harking back to the golden age of chestnut groves, and buildings from the silk-worm industry.
• The Aigoual and Lozère hills, with prairie domains, summer grazing by herds, and mountain forests, planted in the late 19th century and characterized by granite architecture.
• The Causses, limestone plateaux, shaped by centuries of farming and grazing, and an architectural heritage of both small buildings and monumental ensembles.
• The valleys and canyons, with terraced slopes