Created in 1995, this Regional Nature Park includes the area around Millau, the Causse du Larzac, the Causse Noir and Dourbie Gorge, the area around Roquefort, the Tarn Valley, the Causse de Séverac and the Lévézou region, home to France's largest lakes.
Much of the Park territory is dominated by the exposed high ground of the causses. These impressive steppe-like limestone plateaux create a spectacular contrast with the rocky gashes carved out by rivers, such as the Tarn Gorge, the Jonte Gorge, the Dourbie Canyon and the Raspes du Tarn defile.
A stone's throw from Millau and the Millau Viaduct, a Great Tourist Site in Midi-Pyrénées, there are lots of options for excursions.
You could for example visit the Roquefort cheese cellars, glide along the crystal-clear waters of the Tarn or Dourbie in a canoe, or treat yourself to a pleasure flight in a paraglider high above Millau. You can also get drawn into the mystery of the Templar and Hospitaller cities of the Larzac; you'll be amazed by Micropolis, World of Insects; you'll enjoy walking the Côtes de Millau 'Chemin des Vignes' wine trail, or you'll perhaps go vulture spotting in the Jonte Gorge, where these impressive birds have been successfully reintroduced.