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A Ski Resort of snow and sunshine

Located in the commune of Tende, the hamlet of Castérino is a hidden little piece of paradise sitting at the foot of Mercantour National Park. Enjoying snow and sunshine, depending on the season, this setting is simply exceptional. At an altitude of 1,550 metres, this peaceful haven is surrounded by magnificent peaks which will delight skiers in the winter, and hikers throughout the rest of the year. A four-season destination offering a vast variety of things to do!

Relax and unwind in the mountains

Good living in Castérino

In this traditional family-friendly resort, you can enjoy a wide range of sporting activities or simply absorb the beauty of the natural surroundings, and benefit from the fresh mountain air. In fact, Castérino’s wide plateau spreads across the foothills of some spectacular mountains. Surrounded by nature, relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, only an hour and a half away from the coast and the bustle of Nice.

The cuisine is generous, featuring both local dishes and Piedmont specialities and served in a magical setting, where nature is animated with numerous lakes and rivers. All in all, a true ode to the simple pleasures!


Keep your eyes peeled. Animals are an integral part of the scenery here and magnify the breath-taking views the mountains have to offer.

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

Head to the Vallée des Merveilles (The Valley of Wonders)

A stone’s throw from Castérino

This small mountain hamlet also sits at the entrance to the Vallée des Merveilles (The Valley of Wonders) . After a wonderful walk in the fresh mountain air, through the forest, crossing rocky terrain and amid alpine flora, you reach this exceptional archaeological site. A unique open-air museum, this site displays one of the largest collections of rock engravings in Europe. A history lesson in the heart of nature!

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Merveilles Treetop Adventure Park

Merveilles Treetop Adventure Park is located in the heart of the forest, and home to an abundance of hundred-year-old larch trees. People of all ages can enjoy leaping from tree to tree and sliding down a zip line at full speed.