For tourists and local residents alike, there's many an unsuspected pleasure to be found close by, from the sea to the summits of the Pre-Alps. Among bays, peninsulas and sun-drenched countryside, luxury hotels, beaches, golf courses and jaunts, we'll take you to some amazing places.

August 2014

Discover the terroir in all its natural glory


Less than an hour from the coast lies the Mercantour national park and a gourmet tour of 5 valleys.

Between the sea and the high Alps, bordering Italy's Piedmont, this unspoilt corner of paradise is one of France's 10 national parks and the richest in terms of biodiversity and scenery. Via olive trees and mountain pas­tures, larch forests and snow-capped peaks, the Mercantour reveals a mosaic of land­scapes with consi­der­able character. The Marittime-Mercantour area strad­dl­­ing the border, now known as Les Alpes de la Mer, is apply­ing for UNESCO world heritage status.


A walkers' paradise
With peaks topping 3000m, a mul­ti­tude of glacial lakes and 600km of marked paths through the park, this majestic massif is a real paradise for walkers and nature lovers. Work­shops, encounters with locals, tast­ings and great eateries make up the programme of this gourmet tour dis­covering the Mercantour's five beautiful valleys. From Vésubie to Haut Verdon via the Cians gorges, Roya-Bévéra and Ubaye, revel in the local culinary heritage.


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