Marvel in the Vallée des Merveilles
At the heart of the Parc National du Mercantour, head to the Vallée des Merveilles, a starting point for must-do hikes. Meet up with friends at the Refuge des Merveilles, where an incredible trek begins : the arid, mineral atmosphere of the location gives it a timeless, almost sacred feel. On the way, check out Mont Bégo – it looks like it’s melting into its landscape that was shaped by glaciers. And try to decipher the ubiquitous prehistoric rock carvings.
Are you with your family? Go to the Site de Fontanalbe, at which thousands of engravings are gathered together in a wooded atmosphere. After a two-hour walk from Casterino, you will arrive at the Lac Vert. Its discovery trail will lead you to its famous rock engravings. To fully enjoy the exceptional atmosphere of the Vallée des Merveilles, spend a night in a refuge. In summer, opt for a tour led by guides approved by the Parc National du Mercantour.