Grand Site de France label
The Grand Site de France label guarantees that the site is conserved and managed following sustainable development principles.
The Grands Sites de France are selected and listed landscapes, that are among the most beautiful, the most famous, the most emblematic of our country. There are currently 21 Grands Sites de France, such as the Pont du Gard bridge, the Puy Mary Cantal volcano, the Cirque de Navacelles.
All these sites are breath-taking places but most importantly, they are precious and fragile. They are protected and ranked as listed sites by the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development.
The Grand Site de France label is a select and demanding label, granted for 6 years. The Aven d'Orgnac is the only cave that has been awarded a 'Grand Site de France' sustainability label.
- The Aven d'Orgnac received the label in 2004 for the first time. The site among the pioneers of the Grand Site de France label, along with three other exceptional sites: the Pont du Gard, the Pointe du Raz and Concors-Sainte-Victoire.
- Renewal was granted in 2010
- And then again in 2016