Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301628)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 151 km2 (15088.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 49%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 21 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (21)
Species group Number
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 10
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 72
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 741
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 7.2
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 0.33
1170 Reefs 198
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 27
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 151.21
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 1.5
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 7.7
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 1.52
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 18.2
5310 Laurus nobilis thickets 151.21
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 16
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 13
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 604.84
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 97
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 305
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 151.21
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0.1
9260 Castanea sativa woods 151.21
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 146
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 25
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 23
9330 Quercus suber forests 2876
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 105
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 151.21
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1193

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)
December 1998
  • 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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