> Natural habitat
The Causse Méjean and Causse de Sauveterre are vast calcareous expanses,
made grandiose by the simplicity of the landscape. They draw their strength
from the piercing blue sky that extends as far as the eye can see, the precise
lines of the land and the silent trickling of water devoured by the cracks
in the soil.
Prairie fans and wind worshippers love this dry land, full of life despite
its peeled appearance, and its unique architectural heritage.
Full of feathered and furry game and covered in flocks of sheep, these vast
plateaux are the feeding grounds for the local vulture colony, whose territory
extends over 190,000 hectares (475,000 acres)
The vegetation on the Causses gives the landscape a desert-like appearance.
Icy in the winter and scorching in the summer, the winds which sweep across
the Causses caress the long ears of feather grass.
Abandoned farms and terraced vineyards are slowly giving way to sessile oaks
and other trees.