Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is home to France’s largest number of nature reserves and national parks. The region boasts many exceptional natural areas, harbouring the diverse landscapes and scenic treasures of the region’s Mediterranean coast, hinterland and mountain ranges.
THE NATIONAL PARKS
The mineral and wild character of the Écrins, the peace of the Mercantour and the mesmerizing charm of Port-Cros and the Calanques. The four national parks in the Région Sud, known internationally as exceptional territories because of their abundant biodiversity, reflect the region's rich natural and cultural heritage.
THE REGIONAL NATURAL PARKS
Choosing a regional natural park is opting for a different destination where heritage preservation is a major objective. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region today has eight beautiful regional natural parks spread across mountains, coastline and hinterland. Each offer a unique ecotourism experience.
Natural areas are essential destinations for those who are interested in sustainable tourism. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is home to many of these areas, which have activities, lodging and restaurants that are committed to this approach. You can find them via the eco-label system, an essential for responsible holidays.
THE TOP 10 LANDSCAPES IN PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
Age-old geological sites, bright ochre landscapes, exceptionally well-preserved nature reserves and fascinating underwater trails. Discover the most beautiful natural sites in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.