Regional Nature park Baronnies provençales, France

The area of the Nature park Baronnies Provençales in the southern French Prealps touches the two regions Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. At the cross-section of Mediterranean and Alpine climatic and cultural influences a unique natural and cultural landscape has been formed in the Baronnies mountain range. Apart from the rich biodiversity of the territory the landscape formed by traditional forms of agriculture (e.g. olives, lavender) and the historic buildings and centres characterise the nature park.

86 rural communities, dominated by agriculture, adhere to an area of 1500 km2 and 31.000 inhabitants. The most important objectives included in the park’s charter are the valorisation of natural and cultural assets, the development of an economy which is based on identity and a well-balanced spatial development. Preservation of historic buildings and cultural landscapes, valorisation of regional products, nature protection and sustainable tourism are current fields of regional development. Projects linking consumers and producers for the creation of regional value chains and to support local farmers are a priority in this agricultural region.

 

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