An exceptional natural space
To the north of the Mercantour National Natural Park, the Ubaye Valley is a natural area of great beauty and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Chamois, ibexes and mouflons frolic in the steep mountain reliefs, while wild boars prefer wooded areas. In the mountain pastures, as danger approaches, marmots whistle before reaching their burrows. Wolves, who came from Italy, have regained possession of their former territories and have settled in the Ubaye valley. If you are lucky enough, you might observe one of them.
Many birds of prey can be observed in the sky such as the golden eagle or the bearded vulture. The particular climatic and geological influences of the Ubaye valley have enabled the development of an exceptional flora. In the Lauzanier valley, for example, the Eryngium blooms. It is an endemic species that has been saved from extinction at the very last moment.
The high valley of the Ubaye is partly located in the Mercantour National Natural Park, in the towns of Jausiers, Meyronnes or Larche. The fauna and flora are protected.