RESERVE NATURELLE MARINE CERBERE / BANYULS
The Cerbère-Banyuls Marine Nature Reserve, the first French marine reserve, was created on February 26, 1974. Managed by the Department of Pyrénées-Orientales, its total area is 650 hectares. It stretches over 6.5 km of coast between Banyuls-sur-mer and Cerbère and extends 2 km to the sea. It has two levels of protection: a protected area corresponding to the largest area of the space is nearly 600 hectares where human activities are regulated and a protected area of 65 hectares where all human activities are prohibited. Each year, the Marine Reserve carries out surveillance missions, scientific monitoring, educational activities and manages the reception of users and the public.