Top 10 National Parks of France

France is not only famous for museums and chateaux, but also for other things like Parks, beaches and stadiums. Here are top 10 National parks in France that are listed by me.

1. Vanoise National Park

This park is also known as Parc national de la Vanoise in French language and it is the first  national park in history for France. The park is located at the Savoire of France and Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys within the French Alps. This park was formed in the year of 1983 and it is also bordered with several ski resorts of France.

Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park – Source

Wild animals is the way to excite at this park, some of the birds are Golden Eagle, Black Grouse and Bearded Vulture. The park is well known for the Alphine ibex population.

2. Cévennes National Park

The Cevennes National park is located in the Mountainous area of Southern France.  The Aven Armand cave is located in the park, and this park is also located in the départment of Lozère and Gard.

Cévennes National Park

Cévennes National Park – Source

The Park contains several mountains, plateaus, Causse Mejean including Mont Lozère, Mont Aigoual, Causse Méjean, France.

3. Calanques National Park

Calanques National Park is located in the southern France and it is founded in the year of 2012 (means one year back). The nearest city for this park is Marselle city.

Calanques National Park

Calanques National Park – Source

4. Guadeloupe National Park

Gudeloupe National park is located in the Leeward Islands, overseas department of France of the eastern Caribbean region. It was established in the year of 1989 Parcs nationaux de France was the governing body.

5. Réunion National Park

Parc national de La Réunion is known in French, and it is located on the Island of Reunion at the overseas department of France. It is established in the year of 2007 and has so many planning for this park with a wild life and management systems by the administration.

6. Guiana Amazonian Park

Guiana Amazonian Park in French is known as Parc Amazonien de Guyane and it also included in top ten National Parks of France. This is not only largest national park in France, but also in the World. The park is established in 2007 year and covered with the area of around 21,000 km2. The park has been built on the territories of the communes of Camopi, Maripasoula, Papaïchton, Saint-Élie and Saül.

7. Mercantour National Park

Parc national du Mercantour is known as Mercantour National Park and it was created a long back in the year of 1989 and has over 80,000 visitors every year.

Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park – Source

8. Écrins National Park

Ecrins National park is located in the northof Gap and south of Grenoble. It is situated in the south eastern of France with mountainous regions.

some of the hills covered at this park are with high peaks, glacier valleys, glacier fields,  alpine pastures, subalpine woodlands and lakes. Nearly 8000 tourists will visit this park every year.

Écrins National Park

Écrins National Park – Source

9. Pyrénées National Park

The Pyrenees national park is located along the border of France and Spain at the landscape of mountainous.  The park is located within the French departments of Pyrenees Atlantiques and Hautes Pyrenees

Various activities at this Pyrenees Natioal Park are skiing, hiking, observing wild life, mountain climbing.

Pyrénées National Park

Pyrénées National Park – Source

10. Port-Cros National Park

Port Cros National Park is also known as Parc national de Port-Cros. It was founded in 1963 and bequeathed to the state as it is the sole land owner of Island.

 Port-Cros National Park

Port-Cros National Park – Soource

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