The park is around 81,000ha wide and straddles the French departments of Var and Bouches-du-Rhône. It mainly revolves around the long limestone cliff of Sainte-Baume, a great mountain that, at 1,147 metres high, dominates the vast massif and spectacular landscapes. The massif has a triple bio-climatic influence which means it has an abundance of water, which is a rare and precious element in lower Provence. An important network of gulfs, sink-holes, caves and underground rivers return this water back to humans and the natural environment, through numerous springs and resurgences that help to sculpt the slopes of the mountain.
Thanks to these ideal environmental conditions, nature can thrive and certain species find a habitat that they cannot get anywhere else in the world. The Sainte-Baume massif is also a place of spiritual pilgrimage (it contains the Saint-Maximin Basilica, which is the 3rd largest Christian tombstone,the Mary Magdalene cave, Montrieux charter house and Saint Pons Abbey, etc.). It is also great for those in search of nature, leisure or history (it has: glaciers, a museum, castra, places to buy local products and experience local heritage, etc.).
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