A Grand site de France

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In 2008, Bibracte-Mont Beuvray obtained the "Grand Site de France" label. This selective and demanding label is awarded to the manager of a remarkable site, protected by its classification under the law of 2 May 1930. It recognises its great heritage value, the quality of its maintenance and the interest of the preservation, management and development project.


To preserve and maintain the majestic forest of Mont Beuvray and the landscapes that make up its beauty, confronted each year with more vigour to the evolutions imposed by climate change, to study and enhance an archaeological heritage that is twice a thousand years old and emblematic of a decisive page in European history, to welcome a large and varied public in search of a cultural experience or the simple pleasure of a trip to the heart of nature, to participate in the life of an area confronted with the economic and social problems of rural life in the 21st century, these are the challenges that the public establishment in charge of managing Bibracte faces every day.

These are challenges that it tries to meet by practising the principles of integrated management day after day, within a strategy that was hailed by the awarding of the Grand Site de France label in 2007 by the Ministry of the Environment. Awarded to 21 sites in France since its creation in 2004, this demanding label is reviewed every six years, requiring the management structures to regularly rethink their work to ensure the most appropriate response to current issues.

Today, the Grand Site de France approach involves the twelve rural communes of the Morvan Regional Natural Park which surround the three main peaks of the Morvan: Haut-Folin (901 m), Préneley (855 m), Beuvray (821 m).