Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301592)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2003
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 1135 km2 (113466.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 32%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 30 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (23)
Species group Number
Fishes 5
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 10
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 34225
1130 Estuaries 955
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 1120
1150 Coastal lagoons 20630
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 921
1170 Reefs 0.5
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 110
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 800
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 3016
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 8933
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 33
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 30
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 118
2190 Humid dune slacks 2
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 247
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 1
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 1
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 105
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 100
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 331
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 376
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 4996
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 29
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1137.29
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 552
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 46
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 2
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 14
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 250
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 23

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)
July 2003
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2009
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) June 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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