Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301533)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 2006
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 218 km2 (21844.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 25 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 34 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (25)
Species group Number
Fishes 5
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 9
Mammals 10

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.01
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 106.1
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 0.01
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 15.55
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 426.7
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.01
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 35.91
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 218.9
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 142.5
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 68.8
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 290
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 23.42
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 1.94
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 8.45
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 765.5
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 31.72
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 5
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 3.51
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 5.24
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 892.4
6520 Mountain hay meadows 1094.5
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.27
7230 Alkaline fens 0.37
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 0.1
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 0.12
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1061
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 42.8
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 75.53
8240 Limestone pavements 70.83
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 229.1
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 34.43
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 18.76
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 270.4
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 42

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
January 2006
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) February 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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Other resources

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