Mercantour National Park
a treasure to safeguard for future generations!
Mercantour Park is a conservation area, open to the public, and home to exceptionally diverse and rare varieties of flora and fauna. In terms of landscape, its unique character is due to the layered nature of its vegetation. From the Bévéra olive trees to the larch trees of the Valmasque Valley to the rocky alpine landscapes of Mont Bégo, for hikers, the journey is all about experiencing the scenery. In terms of plant life, over 2,400 different species have been identified. In springtime, multi-flowered saxifrages, houseleeks, moss campion and gentians offer a myriad of colours and scents to visitors. The park is home to a wide range of wildlife, including eagles, black grouse, mountain hares, and ermines. Hikers, keep your eyes peeled! Ibexes and marmots are easy to spot. All that’s needed is a little patience and silence. The things that magical childhood memories are made of.