The Southern Alps offers travellers a thousand and one exciting experiences. From sports and leisure in raw and untamed surroundings to cultural discoveries and culinary adventures. Surrender to the call of Alpine authenticity.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Home to UNESCO World Heritage fortifications, the architectural jewels of the Via Alta, contemporary land art, and natural wonders, the Alpes-Maritimes, Hautes-Alpes, and Alpes de Haute-Provence areas promise a delicious cultural voyage through the ages. Forging bridges between ancient history and visionary creativity, the Southern Alps never fails to captivate.
GASTRONOMY & LOCAL PRODUCTS
Head out to get your fill of Southern Alps gastronomy: a blend of traditional, rustic, and modern cuisine promising something for every taste! Local treats include puffy tourtons, classic tarts, tasty cheeses, and honey - a thousand and one flavours to savour at a local "Bistrot de Pays", Michelin-starred restaurant, or high-altitude eatery. Be sure to pair them with a glass of local craft beer or ice cider.
LEISURE AND RELAXATION
Offering an exciting array of treetop trails, animal parks, and activities to enjoy with family or friends, the Southern Alps is an ever-changing playground for nature-lovers seeking adventure and well-being. And, of course, in the winter, a host of fun new experiences for the whole family will spice up your stay.
A treasure trove of green, flowering parks and gardens at high altitude, hiking trails (including the famous GR5) where local fauna roam, and starry skies at which to gaze to your heart's content. The welcoming, wide-open spaces of the Southern Alps promise a plethora of unique and authentic holiday experiences.
Summer in the Southern Alps serves up an exciting line-up of funky festivals and heritage events in a sublime mountain setting. With electro, reggae, jazz, or classical on the menu, there's truly something for every taste. And in winter, visitors enjoy mixed sports and nature events under starry skies.