Rendez-vous at the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park

  • The granite rocks of Sidobre

    The granite rocks of Sidobre

    © Le parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc / C-Chabanette

  • The Black Mountain

    The Black Mountain

    © Le parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc / C -Riviere

Rendez-vous at the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park 34220 Saint-Pons-de-Thomières fr

Filled with hills, the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park is stretched out over a 642,500 acre area, crossing two departments: Tarn and Herault.

Created in 1973, the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park is divided by what is geologically known as a “water divide”: a sort of middle line, from which the water naturally forks with one side flowing towards the Atlantic, and the other toward the Mediterranean.

Beech groves and scrubland

Spanning across some very different climates and cultures, the Park traces the boundary between two distinct areas: Toulouse and Languedoc. Within less than a few miles, the differences are clear: travel between Mazamet and Minervois, Carcassonne and Revel, from beech groves to scrubland.

Visit Ideas

The Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park alternates between rough dry landscape and sensual greenery, changing from moors to woods, from lawn to marsh.

To fully discover this world, go hiking on the trails of the Black Mountain. Or, climb to the Pic de Nore, the highest point of the massif (almost 4000ft).

Wild Mouflon Sheep

Take in the wonderful views of the Espinouse Mountains where, at dusk, a lot of wild mouflon sheep are around.

Relax at Lake Laouzas, with its sparkling waters in the heart of the Lacaune Mountains.

Visit the Departmental Textile Museum in Labastide-Rouairoux, and also the Sorèze village with its former Royal abbey-school, a great Midi-Pyrénées site, near the park.

Add another trip to your stay: the mountainous area of Sidobre, with its great plateau of granite covered in forest, near Castres.

Point of interest