AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE Domestic biodiversity, agriculture and livestock From the Mediterranean trilogy (wheat, olive, vine) to orchards, aromatic plants, truffles, pastoralism, forest management and gardening, the Luberon offers an exceptional agricultural and food heritage since the end of the 19th century. This tangible and intangible heritage includes the social and cultural practices of the Luberon inhabitants. The agricultural heritage has shaped the landscapes and collective memories through farming, craft and characteristic architecture. Today, the rapid economic growth in food production is threatening Provencal species of fruit, vegetable and cereal, as well as ancient breeds of donkey, goat and sheep. One of the Park missions is to promote the rich Luberon agricultural heritage protection and conservation. For more information please read the following articles (in french) Front picture: Vineyard [...]
CULTURAL HERITAGE The Built Heritage, testimony of the History of Luberon From dry stone hut (the "borie", symbol of the Luberon Park) to country houses, dovecotes, rural chapels, fortified castles and farmhouses, the rich and diverse array of Luberon built and cultural heritage is a testimony of its history. The natural habitats, the local architecture and human activities have shaped over the centuries unique landscapes and strong regional culture and identity. Thanks to its built heritage, the Luberon stands out among other territories. For more information please read the following articles (in french) Front picture: the mill of the Sannes castle © PNRL - Jérémie Haye — Consultez toutes les rubriques
NATURAL HERITAGE Rich and diverse natural habitats Grassland, plateau, cliff, deep gorge, pine, cedar or oak forest, garrigue, alluvial plain... The Luberon displays a mosaic of natural habitats. This region is home to an exceptional biodiversity: 1,800 species of plants including 70 endangered species, 135 species of birds, 2,300 species of butterflies. The Luberon Park has indexed, mapped and protected its natural heritage for more than forty years. For more information please read the following articles (in french) Front picture : The valley of Combrès, Petit Luberon © David Tatin — Consultez toutes les rubriques
On dénombre de nombreux de gisements à vertébrés fossiles sur le territoire du Parc naturel régional du Luberon permettant de reconstituer une partie de la longue histoire des mammifères.