Between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, the landscapes are varied and the fauna and flora are rich in many species that we are committed to protecting.
There's nothing like recharging the batteries than discovering this lush nature and the life it conceals along the way or with your nose in the water!
Spotlight on our preserved spaces
The Mas Larrieu nature reserve
It's one of the last wild sites of the Roussillon coast, ecologically rich and diversified with the double influence of the Tech river and the sea.
Different species of trees, plants, insects will dazzle you to the mixed and wild beach .
The Massane nature reserve
This site entered at UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2021.
Last buttress of the Pyrenees before the Mediterranean, the forest of Massane extends over 336 hectares, between 600 and 1253 m of altitude.
For 150 years it has been in free evolution and protected from any human intervention.
The Cerbère – Banyuls marine nature reserve
Is the only entirely marine nature reserve in France, it covers 6,5 ha of maritime area between Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère.
The remarkable character of the environment can be discovered even in the seabed.
A true underwater paradise!
The classified site of Anse de Paulilles
It's a natural site which housed the old dynamite plant established by Alfred Nobel in 1870 in the town of Port-Vendres, in the hollow of the Cap Béar and the Cap Oulestrell.
This green setting, between the sea and the vineyards, on terraces, today promotes the industrial history of the place, the discovery of the natural heritage and that of the Catalan maritime heritage through the boat restoration workshop.
The Gulf of Lion Marine Nature Park
Is a large marine protected area created in 2011. It covers 4010 km2, a huge mirror in which the Pyrénées-Orientales department is entirely reflected.
Rich ecosystems, a remarkable maritime cultural heritage and multiple activities coexist there.