Cévennes National Park
Stay in the Cévennes National Park
Ideally located in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes, the 4 star Campsite Domaine D’Anglas is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to spend holidays in the South of France on Camping Cévennes National Park. Go and discover the beautiful sites of the Cévennes National Park. The campsite Domaine D’Anglas is located in the commune of Brissac, in a magnificent village at the foot of the Séranne mountain. The campsite is 30 minutes from Montpellier and its beaches. The campsite, sunny in the daytime, at night has one of the most beautiful starry skies. Thus, it’s the perfect place for sun’s holidays. You will also enjoy the treasures of a still intact nature and preserved from mass tourism.
The origins of the Cévennes National Park
The Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson brought a particular interest to the Cévennes at the end of the 19th century. He described his 200km adventure across the region in his book “Travels With a Donkey” published in 1879. Edouard Alfred Martel, the creator of modern cave diving is also one of the iconic figures of the Cévennes. At the beginning of the 20th century he petitioned with many local groups for the creation of a national park. There is a double objective : protecting local culture and nature, whilst trying to slow the rural exodus.
The Cévennes natural park, created in 1970, was then recognised as a biosphere reserve in 1985. The park spans three departments : the Lozère, the Gard and the Ardèche. It is a land of causses, canyons and valleys with extraordinary landscapes. Covering 2700 km², the park is a jewel. It is also the only French national park that is located in a medium mountain range and the only one to be inhabited. The park’s aim is to maintain and develop agro-pastoralism taking into account current ecological problems. This is why, every year, more than 400 sheep come to graze the organic vineyard surround the Domaine d’Anglas. The conservation of landscapes is an important issue of the park and tourism is one of the very important economical activities. Close to 1 million visitors come every year to discover the beauty of the park.
What to see, what to do in the Cévennes National Park?
The Campsite Domaine D’Anglas is the ideal starting point to can and discover the Cévennes National Park. The park is , classified as UNESCO World Heritage since 2011. Most of the notable spots are close to the campsite Domaine D’Anglas. There are many activities to do such as visit the cave des Demoiselles and visit the village of Saint Guilhem le Désert. Very near to the campsite are the Gorges of the Hérault which offer the possibility of a multitude of activities such as fishing, accrobranche, mountain biking, walking or even canoeing. There is so much that a week isn’t enough to be able to do everything!
Culture and Gastronomy in the Cévennes
Food lovers will also enjoy their stay and will be able to try numerous local produce such as the pélardon (local soft goat cheese – AOP Languedoc), sweet onions and lots of things made from chestnuts…. You will also be able to try trout from a local fish farm at Saint Jean de Buèges.
Culture wise, lovers of old stones and history will also be pleased. there are many protected buildings such as the old stone bridge at Saint Etienne-d’Issensac that crosses the Hérault and was built in the middle-ages. The bridge enabled the pilgrims to cross the river, on their way to Saint Guilhem le Désert, one of the stages of the Santiago de Compostela’s pilgrimage.
Finally, the Hérault and the Gard are listed as some of the most beautiful vineyards of the region Occitanie and they have a large variety of wines on offer. Wine amateurs will be able to go to numerous tastings and start with one at the Domaine d’Anglas.
Set at the heart of an organic vineyard, the campsite Domaine d’Anglas offer a large choice of activities for the whole family. You will find a natural swimming pool, wine related activities and a local gastronomic restaurant : la Bergerie. A children’s club is there to look after your children from the ages of 4 to 9 during the summer season. The campsite Domaine d’Anglas is located near the Hérault river, and even has its own private beach with access to the river. At the campsite you will be able to rent canoes and make the most of the dream like place by the riverside. With your family or with your friends, your stay at the Campsite Domaine d’Anglas will be unforgettable.