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6 Natural reserves

 


Around Prades, the Conflent offers diverse and unspoilt nature, revealing an infinite variety of landscapes and natural sites.

It has six Nature Reserves dedicated to the protection of all plants species and animals in the area.


 

Conat 

Set on an area of 549ha on the Massif du Coronat which rises up to 1671m. It has a rich variety of fauna and flora, of which the reserve has 2 protected species of flora and over 200 animal species. Direction Ria. 

Tél. : 33 (0)4 68 96 07 84

 

Jujols

On the southeast flank of Mont Coronat, starts at 1100m above sea level and reaches to 2172m. This area protects 472 ha of nature subject to differing climatic influences. Within this exists a rich and varied fauna including 800 butterflies species and the yellow scorpion. Direction Olette.

Tél. : 33 (0)4 34 56 50 93

 

Mantet

With a network of trails and hiking paths including the GR10, which traverses the Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast. The trails are well marked and regularly maintained. Direction Sahorre. 

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 00 75

 

Nohèdes 

Extends from Mont Coronat to the north, composed of steep sided forests and limestone rock covering hundreds of hectares, to the shale fields and with its gorse shrub and grasslands in the south. The Massif du Madres, consists of granite, with a series of bogs and lakes hidden away at high altitude. Above 2300m, it is covered by alpine meadows. Thanks to this diversity of territories 11000 plants species have been recorded including 41 orchids. Izards (the Pyrenean chamois), marmots, desmans and 14 species of bats also provide part of the diversity of the site.

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 22 42
 

Py 

Consists of 3930ha between the Massif du Canigou and the Massif du Costabona. The forest is omnipresent with oak, birch, hazel and pines. Some of the larger Pyrenean fauna are found here: the izard, the wild boar, the genette, the golden eagle, the grouse, the capercaillie, the bearded lammergeyer, and the wildcat. There is also a wide variety of plants including lilies of the Pyrenees and the flower the Gentiana burseri. Direction Sahorre. 

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 96 29 37

 

Nyer 
On the lower valley of Mantet, and the eastern slope of Carança, has a rich fauna and flora of remarkable species (more than 750 plant species have been identified) which have evolved. La Chapelle de la Roca, built on the ruins of an ancient castle stands at the entrance of the Gorges of Nyer.

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 97 05 56

 

 

The Nature Reserves Office in Prades
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 38 20
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