The Southern Alps serves up slices of paradise at every turn, including national parks and nature reserves where you can enjoy roaming in tranquil, virgin landscapes. Each spot offers a different but equally exceptional adventure. Just grab your hiking gear and follow the guide.
A land of many marvels
PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DES BARONNIES PROVENÇALES
Located between the Southern Alps and Mont-Ventoux, the Parc Naturel Régional des Baronnies Provençales is home to exceptional scenery and fertile farmland. In this land of flavors and fragrances, taste, smell, listen, look and touch--let your senses be your guide!
PARC NATIONAL DU MERCANTOUR
Alongside the Italian border, the Parc National du Mercantour is the last stage of the Alps before they spill into the Mediterranean Sea. This exceptional setting between the sea and the mountains offers a diversity of landscapes and wildlife that is well worth the detour.
BEAUTIFUL SUNRISES OVER THE MERCANTOUR
It's 6 a.m. The sun bedecks the jagged relief spanning the Alpes de Haute Provence and Alpes-Maritimes with its first rays: live the moment to the full by opting for a camping adventure or rural cottage in Mercantour National Park! Climb aboard for an intimate experience, alternating hikes and peaceful nights under starry skies...
PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DES PRÉALPES D’AZUR
Dizzying summits and hilltop villages clinging to rocky spurs, wild or relaxing escapades, and a plunge into the deepest countryside. The Parc Naturel Régional des Préalpes d'Azur is a genuine sanctuary of natural beauty and sensational scenery that is sure to rock your world!