A land of rich experiences
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...
THE ALPS: MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE HILLS!
Between the mountains and the clean air, the trails in the Alps are a real treat for mountain bikers. Are you ready to attempt one of the major routes of the FFC (French Cycling Federation) or even a night-time ride? You can also opt for an electric bike for a less strenous jaunt.
ALPS HONEY, ASTONISHING AND IRRESISTIBLE !
Honey makers in the French Southern Alps enjoy a magnificent natural environment and great raw material nurtured by passionate beekeepers... They all have their own magic methods of transforming this sugary nectar instilled with fragrant, woody and fruity notes into pots of honey overflowing with mountain flavours.
THE BEST HIKES IN THE ALPS
Wide open spaces, preserved nature, and an exceptional biotope. Words can't begin to describe the awesome natural surroundings of the Alps! Put on your walking shoes, grab your backpack, and roam the most beautiful hiking trails to discover these breathtaking Alpine landscapes.
CANYONING IN THE FRENCH SOUTHERN ALPS
Carved by Mother Nature, the canyons of the Southern Alps are heavens on earth, coveted by exploration and adventure lovers. Whizz down their natural slides and waterfalls in all safety, or try your hand at rappelling as the sunshine warms your back and lights up the surrounding valleys and mountains...
IN THE SHOES OF SÉBASTIEN CAMUS, AN ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
Ultra Trail champion Sébastien Camus lives (and thrives) in Sospel at the gateway to Mercantour National Park and the aptly-named Vallée des Merveilles. Today, he is sharing his love of nature, passion for trail running and deep ties to the Alpes-Maritimes with our readers!
GIDDING UP ! RIDDING AT THE SUNSET IN THE QUEYRAS
Just imagine exploring Queyras Valley, its mountain passes, crystalline lakes, wild trails and forest roads with a faithful hooved companion... This gorgeous area offers a host of one-day horse or donkey treks and trail rides criss-crossing wild mountain landscapes in the company of passionate, professional instructors. Giddy up!
THE GR56 TREK: FROM LAVENDER TO EDELWEISS
From soft blue lavender to milky white edelweiss, the 134-km GR56 hike unveils the Ubaye area's most stunning colours. Suitable for the whole family, enjoy our 5-step valley itinerary that brims with natural wonder and breathtaking panoramic views. In short, an unforgettable trek in the French Southern Alps!