The Cévennes National Park, together with its twin the Parc Naturel des Grands Causses, are among the richest natural areas in France. Against a stunning background of steep cliffs, extensive forests and open, steppe-like plateaux, the visitor can discover an exceptional wealth of flora and fauna. The hundreds of kilometres of trails and tracks make it easy to explore the area with its wealth of orchids and other wildflowers, its superb range of birds and butterflies. The traditional, medieval villages amidst the impressive mountainous country provide a relaxed starting point for exploration. In other words, the Cevennes has everything a naturalist could wish for.
This nature guide is part of the renowned Crossbill Guides series for nature enthusiasts. The Crossbill Guides combine interesting and insightful accounts with up-to-date and practical tourist information and observation tips. Detailed descriptions of hiking trails and car routes are conveniently linked to information on everything you need to know about the area.
The 2015 revision is minor: a small paragraph on vultures has been added and the maps look a bit smarter.