The rich fauna and flora of the Sainte-Baume massif is part of the heritage of this Natural Park. The forest is a remarkable mix between the alpine influences of medium mountains and the Mediterranean. An intermediate fauna and flora have developed there such as scotch pines, oaks, lime trees, maples and beeches.
The census carried out in Mazaugues, one of the important towns in the Sainte-Baume Regional Natural Park, has made it possible to list more than 143 species on the site. Some of them testify to the incredible quality of the environments in which they thrive and is a true natural heritage: white-footed crayfish, Rhone epipactis, golden eagle, Emys orbicularis, Erebia epistygne, etc.
The Sainte-Baume Regional Natural Park covers an area of 844 km² in the Bouches-du-Rhône and Var regions. The Sainte-Baume massif culminates at 1,147 meters of altitude at the Signal des Béguines. It is one of the highest massifs in Provence. From the crest, the difference in landscape between the two sides of the mountain is striking: to the north, the state-owned forest stretches, and to the south, the garrigue lines the valleys.