en_GB

Applying the Quiétude Attitude to
my activity

The interactive map below will help you accurately locate the designated wildlife quiet areas.

Be warned! Some of them are subject to stringent regulations!

To avoid being unpleasantly surprised, read through them before planning your outing.

And, once on site, always consult the signs and comply with the regulations they set out.

Map of sensitive areas

Open in a new tab
Enlarge map
Collapse map

Protected areas

The Natura 2000 ecological network aims to preserve species and natural environments that are rare or endangered throughout Europe.
It includes special protection areas (SPAs) protecting species from the Birds Directive. It is also composed of special areas of conservation (SAC) with the objective of preserving habitats and species of the Habitats Directive.
The Park has 34 sites with a total area of 68,872 ha, or 24% of its territory.

To know more

Natura 2000

Natura 2000

Nature reserves

Nature reserves

The initiative of the classification in Natural reserve can return:

  • to the State: National Nature Reserves,
  • or Regions: Regional Nature Reserves.

Beyond these differences in administrative status, the Nature Reserves share common objectives and elements: a territory, a regulation and a management body.
They pursue three inseparable missions: protecting natural environments, species and geological heritage, managing sites and raising public awareness.
The Park has 5 National Nature Reserves and 5 Regional Nature Reserves, for a total area of 5,500 ha, or 1.8% of its territory.

To know more

The biotope protection zones are set up under the authority of the Prefect by a prefectural decree and are intended to preserve the habitats of the animal and plant species protected by law. The Prefectural Biotope Protection Order (APPB) lists the prohibited activities and regulated activities necessary to protect the habitats of the target species.
15 of the 20 biotope protection zones set up on the Park’s territory make it possible to enhance tranquility in the most sensitive areas. They represent 6,985 ha, or 2.4% in the Park’s territory.

Biotope protection area

Biotope protection area

Biological reserves

Biological reserves

The biological reserves are set up in the public forests under the authority of the ministers in charge of agriculture and ecology by interministerial decree. There are two types of biological reserves: “Integral” reserves (RBI) in which logging is prohibited to preserve the natural character of a forest and so-called “managed reserves” (RBD) where silvicultural interventions are possible but mainly oriented towards the conservation of forest biodiversity.
15 biological reserves have been set up at the Park level. Two of them regulate human activities to preserve the tranquility of wildlife. They represent 4,354 ha, or 1.5% of the Park’s territory.

To know more

Overview of regulations to maintain peace and quiet in protected natural areas within the Park

  • General regulations covering all protected species:

   

 

  • Site-specific regulations concerning peace and quiet:

No access
Stay on the marked pathways
No dogs
Dogs permitted on a lead
No camping
Authorised events only
Regulated flight zone
No climbing
Nature Reserve
Frankenthal-Missheimle
info
All year round
info
All year round, even when kept on a lead
info
Only on GR5
info
All year round, including bivouacking
info
All year round, including bivouacking
info
Landing and take-off of all aircraft prohibited
info
All year round except on the Martinswand site
Massif du Ventron
info
from 15/12 to 15/06 in the Rouge-Rupt enhanced protection area
info
from 01/12 to 30/06 inclusive
info
All year round
info
All year round, including bivouacking under any kind of shelter (including forest shelters)
info
Events subject to authorisation
info
It is prohibited to fly aircraft over the site at a height of less than 300 metres from 01/03 to 31/07
info
Activity subject to authorisation
Tourbière de Machais
info
All year round in the biotope protection area located within the reserve
info
from 01/12 to 30/06 inclusive
info
All year round, even when kept on a lead
info
All year round
info
Events subject to authorisation
Ballons comtois
info
All year round in the Bravouse and Rossely enhanced protection areas
info
from 15/12 to 14/07 inclusive
info
All year round, even when kept on a lead
info
All year round, including bivouacking
info
Events subject
(Click on the pdf opposite)
Tanet-Gazon-du-Faing
info
All year round in the enhanced protection area of the reserve
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to authorisation
Tourbière des Charmes
info
All year round
info
All year round. Bivouacking permitted subject to agreement from municipal council and opinion of the advisory committee
info
Except for the annual Thiéfosse event and the walk around the municipality
Hautes-chaumes du Rothenbach
info
Except for berry and mushroom picking
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events limited to signposted paths
info
Landing and take-off of all aircraft prohibited
Wegscheid Volcanoes Forest
info
Except for berry and mushroom picking
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events limited to signposted paths
info
Landing and take-off of all aircraft prohibited
info
All year round
Rouffach Hills
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Landing and take-off of all aircraft prohibited
Tourbière de la Grande Pile
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events limited to signposted paths
Biotope Protection Order
Ballon d'Alsace cliff
info
from 15/02 to 15/06 inclusive
Le Louschbach
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events prohibited from 01/12 to 30/06 inclusive
info
It is prohibited to fly aircraft over the site at a height of less than 300 metres
Langenfeldkopf-Klintzkopf
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events prohibited from 01/12 to 30/06 inclusive
info
It is prohibited to fly aircraft over the site at a height of less than 300 metres
Drumont - Tête de Fellering
info
from 15/12 to 15/07 inclusive
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to prefectural authorisation
Neufs-Bois
info
from 15/12 to 15/07 inclusive
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to prefectural authorisation
Ronde-Tête, Bramont
info
from 15/12 to 15/07 inclusive
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to prefectural authorisation
Ostburg quarries
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
info
Hand-gliding prohibited from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
Voegtlinshoffen quarry
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
info
from 02/02 to 20/07 inclusive
La Tête des Faux
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to prefectural authorisation
Taennchel
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events prohibited from 01/12 to 30/06 inclusive
info
It is prohibited to fly aircraft over the site at a height of less than 300 metres
Upper Meurthe State Forest
info
from 15/12 to 15/07 inclusive
info
All year round
info
from 15/12 to 15/07 inclusive
Tourbière de Machais
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events prohibited all year round
Top part of Grand Ballon
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
New events permitted on the thoroughfare between Grand Ballon car park and the summit at the Diables Bleus monument, subject to the opinion of the advisory committee
info
It is prohibited to fly aircraft over the site at a height of less than 300 metres
Kastelberg
info
All year round
See d'Urbès
info
All year round in the strict protection area
Biological reserve
Chaume Charlemagne - Faignes Forie
info
All year round, except for picking permitted on plot 130
info
All year round
info
Events subject to authorisation
Deux Lacs
info
All year round in the Quiétude area of the reserve
info
All year round only in the Quiétude area of the reserve
info
Events subject to authorisation
info
All year round, except on Hans Rock
Guebwiller
info
Events subject to authorisation
Le Kertoff
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to authorisation
info
All year round
Straiture
info
All year round
info
All year round
info
Events subject to authorisation