The Environment at Avène
Located at the foot of the Cevennes mountains, the wonderful village of Avène lies in the Orb Valley, between Mount Espinousse and Mount Escandorgue, within the Haut-Languedoc Natural Park . This area is rich with cultural and natural heritage.
A gorgeous natural park
Established in 1976, the Haut-Languedoc Natural Park spreads over 260 000 hectares (642,471 acres). Two-thirds of the park is covered with woods and forests. The park is dedicated to sustainable development, economically, as much as culturally and socially. Natural habitats, biodiversity and ecosystems are remarkably pristine and the quality of the water is controlled on a regular basis.
Sunny and mild climate
The water divide line (between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic ocean) flows through the Haut-Languedoc Natural Park resulting in a double climatic influence, Atlantic and Mediterranean, and an exceptional biological and environmental diversity. Avène enjoys a mild and very sunny climate; nature, amazingly preserved, stands still.