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.