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The best fishing zones

If you like fishing then you’ll love our lakes and rivers! The warm climate, lush valleys and high mountains mean the French Riviera is big on fish. The area is home to a variety of fishing zones that are approved and free if you have a fishing permit. Thriving brown trout populations await newcomers and amateurs alike. Try all our “introductory” and “no kill” zones in calm or whitewater for an exciting spot of fishing in an equally exceptional setting!

Where to fish

in the area?

The Roya and Bévéra Valleys are home to 130km of fishing zones. The Menton, Riviera & Merveilles destination is packed with gorges and mountain lakes where fishermen are spoilt for choice. Most of the fishing sites are listed as category 1 too.

The Roya and Bévéra are two major mountain streams in the region. Their waters are a goldmine for fishermen, no matter their ability. Signs signal where the riverside fishing zones are.
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Bévéra interactive map

Roya interactive map


an unforgettable fishing experience!

Tende is one of France’s top fishing areas, yet nestled between the Piedmont and the Riviera, you’ll find a wild landscape and special features that make it a unique and exceptional place to fish.

With 120 km of waterways and around thirty lakes, the Tende area has everything you need for a 100% natural fishing experience.

This border region with Italy is governed by the Association des Pêcheurs de Tende (APT), where all anglers wishing to fish in 1st category freshwater must obtain a special fishing licence for the area in addition to their federal licence.

From the upper reaches of the Roya river in the valley at Saint-Dalmas-de-Tende, to the lakes of the Vallée des Merveilles at an altitude of 2,500 m, via the many torrents of Alpine vegetation that rise from the highest peaks of the Mercantour National Park, our region is full of extraordinary fishing spots, just a stone’s throw from the Côte d’Azur coastline.

Just 1 hour 15 minutes from Nice, and less than 45 minutes from Menton and the Riviera, fishing in Wonderland opens the door to all its secrets…

So don’t wait any longer to try your luck and come and discover the charm of trout fishing in our mountains. There’s something to suit all tastes and all levels of experience!

Association des Pêcheurs de Tende
Tél : 06 99 62 33 23
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Interactive map: Fishing limits on the Upper Roya

To reach the Roya Valley
  • Roya Valley Access

    Having been severely impacted by Storm Alex, the Roya Valley and its villages are now ready to welcome you this summer! Road and rail links have been developed to offer you the best possible experience.

    Roya Valley Access

Sea fishing

In Menton

Is sea fishing more your thing? Do you prefer the peace of the lakeside? Aside from its two legendary rivers, variety is the spice of fishing life in Menton, Riviera & Merveilles!