Tourism in Fontan

Located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, the small village of Fontan nestles in the sunny landscapes of the Mercantour, in the Haute-Vallée de la Roya. Here, you take the time to live.

Nature activities await the whole family in this Mercantour village. Rent a bike or your mountain bike, put on your walking shoes and set off to discover the paths of the Mercantour. In the surrounding area, nature activities are diverse: ultralight flights, tree climbing…

The cuisine of the Mercantour is also a real tourist attraction, with a rustic terroir inspired by age-old traditions. Gastronomy is part of the identity of the village of Fontan, where passionate producers make products (re)live.

Churches, fountains and wash houses, museums, abbeys… You can also discover a local heritage rich in surprises. The local Tourist Office will give you information on the activities on offer and the tourist sites.

Would you like to stay in southeastern France? Would you prefer to stay in a campsite, a bed and breakfast or a hotel? We can help you book the accommodation that meets your different criteria in the region.

The Valley of Wonders

Around Mont Bégo, our ancestors engraved tens of thousands of rock engravings on rocks polished by glaciers. These testimonies have crossed the ages and have come down to us, more than 5000 years later. Hiking routes allow you to approach some of these protected treasures, in the heart of the Mercantour Regional Natural Park.

Mercantour summits and valleys

The Mercantour massif draws its wealth from the influences of the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps. The territory of the Parc du Mercantour straddles the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Alpes-Maritimes. Travel through the valleys of the Verdon, Ubaye, Var, Tinée, Vésubie and Roya. Nature also offers a wide variety of activities to the. Lovers of walking will stroll along the many trails. You can also discover the Mercantour mountain bike trails, go climbing or canyoning, try your hand at via ferrata or tree climbing, or even get to know the clouds on a first paragliding experience… With the arrival of winter, the Mercantour mountains are covered with a thick blanket of snow. The Park’s resorts will seduce snow sports enthusiasts with activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ski touring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ski paragliding… The medieval villages of the Mercan bear witness to a human occupation several thousand years old. During your visits, you will be able to admire wells, fountains, castles of the Middle Ages, fortifications of the Maginot Line of the Alps …

Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The Alpes-Maritimes are famous for their mountains and beaches. But the Alpes-Maritimes are also known for their cultural sites and museums. Museums with conventional or unusual collections welcome you. Discover, for example, the ecomuseum of the Roudoule in gavotte earth in Puget-Rostang, the Bonnard museum in Le Cannet, the museum of the Wonders of Tende, the Escoffier museum of culinary art in Villeneuve-Loubet…

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