National Parks in France

Every year, the national parks of France attract around 9 million visitors and cover approximately 10% of the country’s territory, playing a crucial role in representing the French identity. These 11 national parks, emblematic French and European spaces, ranging from the Pyrenees to the Alps, and extending to regions as distant as Guyana and Guadeloupe, are considered among the most beautiful in the world. These "natural monuments" host impressive biodiversity and are recognized for their global exceptionalism, encompassing a wide range of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Unified by the common goal of minimizing human impact on the environment, promoting sustainable practices, and protecting both biodiversity and the natural splendor of the area, these national parks operate under regulations that promote a sustainable development approach. They offer a space of freedom, accessible to all, where it’s possible to enjoy favorite activities such as hiking, swimming, diving, paragliding, and winter sports, all within a framework of respect for the natural environment. These parks invite an adventure in nature, where the beauty of the landscape and ecological richness are protected and valued.

List of National Parks in France