The source of the Var
The Var, a coastal river, has its source in Entraunes, at an altitude of 1790 meters. It then flows 113 kilometers into the Mediterranean Sea. From Entraunes to Saint-Laurent-du-Var, discover a remarkable valley, between natural landscapes and tourist villages.
Mercantour summits and valleys
At the top of the Gélas, 3143 meters high, the Côte d’Azur coastline is only fifty kilometers away as the crow flies! Six valleys with authentic personalities give life to the Mercantour : Ubaye, Tinée, Var, Verdon, Vésubie and Roya-Bévéra. Nature also offers a wide variety of activities to the. Hiking enthusiasts will stroll along the trails. You can also take to the roads of the Park by bike, challenge the void by trying your hand at climbing, canoe down the Mercantour torrents, try your hand at via ferrata or tree climbing, or even try your hand at paragliding… In winter, the abundant snow transforms the landscapes of the Mercantour. Various activities are offered by the resorts of the massif: downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, dog sled rides, snowmobiling, paragliding on skis… The picturesque villages are reminiscent of a very ancient human occupation. During your visits, discover wash houses, wells, castles of the Middle Ages …
Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department
The Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department are home to numerous collections of works of art, heritage objects and historical relics. You will be able to discover for example the Bonnard museum in Le Cannet, the Greek Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the Malmaison in Cannes, the Picasso museum in Antibes?