Mercantour National Park is renowned for its beauty and diversity.
On one side, the Ubaye valley with white-water sports including rafting, canoeing, and hydrospeed in this world-famous river. The high mountain with marked trails is accessible to the whole family - from the youngest to the oldest. Cross paths with marmots and if you are lucky fawns and other such creatures. The Lauzannier valley is another must to discover in the high mountains. What’s more, it’s easily accessible, even with a stroller and for people with reduced mobility. As you descend, check out Barcelonnette, also known as: the Mexican. Spot and learn about its history during your stay.
Surrounded by iconic passes: Col de la Cayolle, Col d’Allos…the park is home to the highest road in Europe where it reaches its highest point on Col de la Bonnette. This unique scenic route is surrounded by irresistible charm.
In the South, the Haut Verdon is the other gateway to this temple of nature. And don’t forget Lac d’Allos, the largest alpine lake in Europe, Mont Pelat peaking at over 3,000 metres, and Colmars les Alpes with its fortified town and amazing forts.