Field Trips > Presentation

Attention Weather-proof clothing and adequate shoes are recommended for all field trips except “travelling through the landscapes by train”!


A choice of six different field trips is scheduled for Wednesday, 5 Sept. 2018.

Each trip will take you to a different rural part of North Massif central. The trips will provide a glimpse of the variety of natural environments and land use in this region and will permit you having discussions with local stakeholders.

One field trip and a lunch (or packed lunch) is included in the conference fee.

The field trips start around 8:00 a.m. in Clermont-Ferrand and return around 6.00-6.30 p.m. to Mende. Exact time table will be provided on the website when registration will be opened.

To secure your place on a field trip, please indicate your personal preferences when you register for the conference. Participants will be allocated to their first choice on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Field trip # 1: Local governance of landscape linked to agro-ecological transitions along Allier River
  • Field trip # 2: Living places on sleeping volcanoes, Valuating geological World Heritage by traditional farming activities
  • Field trip # 3: Around the Puy Mary Mount : Slow tourism as a lever for local development in the Cantal Mountains
  • Field trip # 4: Aubrac Natural Regional Park, the power of a coherent basket of goods (cattle, cheese, knife, gastronomy, local heritage and landscape)
  • Field trip # 5: Increasing environmental quality of wet mountainous grassland landscapes
  • Field trip # 6: Trainscape, Travelling into the Massif Central landscapes and discover the associated products at the speed of a mountain train
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