Le Ventoux biosphere reserve

Since 1990, Mont Ventoux has been part of a reserve Man and Biosphere, a label awarded by UNESCO to a territory, recognizing the ability of its population to live in an exceptional environment, while preserving it. Since 2020, the Ventoux has officially become Régional Nature Park.


Mont-Ventoux is home to an exceptional biological wealth and a great diversity of ecosystems. The Man and the Biosphere program has three functions.

1 The conservation of ecosystems, landscapes and biodiversity,

2 Sustainable development through the participation of local communities,

3 Support for research and education.


Dedicated to protection, the central area of Mont-Ventoux is made up of several entities.

10 km2 over the top,
Pierrier with rich flora, pseudo-alpine environment

4 km2 of lawns at Mont Serein,
Hosting the Orsini's Viper

A relict beech grove on the north slope,

 5 km2 in the Gorges de la Nesque,
Climestone canyon hosting the Golden Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon and the endemic Fabre's Nivéole

81 ha at the head of the Mines,
Low formations and Mediterranean-type lawns

A Bedoin cedar forest that is of great interest to bird life.