Parc national du Mercantour

Established in 1979, the Mercantour is the youngest of the 7 French National Parks.

It's a protected area of 68.500 hectares and stretches more than 120 km from the Col de Tende pass to the Ubaye. It fulfils two essential missions : the protection of the natural environment and informing visitors seeking a natural environment.600 km of marked paths lead walkers to discover this area and especcially the Vallée des Merveilles with its archaeological treasure of more than 30.000 cave and rock paintings.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.


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