Mont-Ventoux, biosphere reserve
Mont-Ventoux stands in the east of the department, as a sentinel in the deepest countryside. From its 1912 metres high, it overlooks a plain of orchards, vines and huge expanses of lavender.
The wealth and exceptional variety of its flora and fauna have, since 1990, made it a member of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme (Mab).
Well-known to amateur cyclists, the countryside can also be appreciated on foot or mountain bike. Young and less young people will appreciate the numerous activities on offer each summer at the top, donkey trekking along the roads, wandering through the markets or the friendly atmosphere of outdoor cafes.
Benefiting from an important ecological diversity, Mont-Ventoux is the subject of several protection programmes for its fauna and flora the Syndicat Mixte d'aménagement et d'équipement du Mont-Ventoux (SMAEMV) is the organisation in charge of enhancing the value of this natural site.