Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's Official.....

It's official, the Canigou Massif in the Eastern Pyrenees has just achieved the label 'French Grand Site'.

Pic Canigou

It is the first site designated as such in the Pyrenees. The site includes Pic Canigou the highest point in the site at 2 874m/9 133 feet and the sacred mountain of the Catalans. It also includes the St Martin de Canigou Abbey, the Cortalets and Marialles Refuges and 3 nature reserves.

The Canigou Massif is rich in wildlife like these Isard.

To earn the French Grand Site label from the Ministry for Ecology and Sustainable Development, the site must have implemented a programme of conservation, management and development that follows sustainable development principles.

The Grand Site de France logo.
Pyrenees Mountain Adventure plans to add a 7 night walking holiday in the Canigou Massif, including an ascent of Pic canigou, to its existing range of summer walking holidays for autumn 2012. Have a look at the PMA website for more information.

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