Tourism and travel guide

In the Alpes-Maritimes, discover Saint-Martin-Vésubie. You will love the authentic character of a typical village of the Mercantour and the hinterland of Nice.

Close to the most beautiful sites and monuments of the Alpes-Maritimes, the village of Saint-Martin-Vésubie opens its doors to you for a few hours or for a longer stay.

Various nature activities await you in the Vésubie Valley. Get on your bike, take your backpack and explore the trails of the Mercantour and the Nice hinterland. in the Alpes-Maritimes, nature activities are varied: paragliding, tree climbing, via ferrata, rock climbing… The wolves are waiting for you in Alpha Park.

Bouillabaisse on the coast, wines (in moderation), peaches, apricots, Provençal olives, fougasses and soccas from Nice, ratatouille, bull stew, goat’s cheese, nougats and calissons: the plurality of climates and terroirs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers a large number of local specialties. The terroir is part of the identity of this part of the Mercantour and the hinterland of Nice, where producers who are passionate about their craft offer you tasty local specialties.

The heritage of the Mercantour and the hinterland of Nice offers beautiful discoveries. In a village, a restored wash house. In the surroundings, a Renaissance castle surrounded by its gardens. You can contact the Tourist Office to get new ideas for visits available in the surroundings. Do you wish to stay in Saint-Martin-Vésubie or the surrounding area? You can discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Alpes-Maritimes: hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts …

Mercantour National Park

At the top of the Gélas, 3143 meters high, the French Riviera is only 50 km away as the crow flies! Six valleys with authentic personalities give life to the Mercantour. The valleys of the Verdon, the Var, the Ubaye, the Roya-Bévéra, the Vésubie and the Tinée await you. The Park has been developed to allow the practice of nature activities, while ensuring the protection of biodiversity. There are many activities available : hiking, Nordic walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, canyoning, climbing, kayaking, tree climbing, via ferrata… In winter, the snow offers a new face to the valleys and peaks of the Mercantour Park. You can practice a wide variety of winter activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling… From one valley to the other, you will be able to discover a built heritage of discreet beauty: wash houses, fountains, wells, oratories, churches, chapels, grain mills, irrigation canals, dovecotes, bridges, medieval castles, fortifications of the Maginot Line of the Alps…

Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Numerous museums welcome visitors throughout the Alpes-Maritimes. You can visit the postcard museum in Antibes, the circus museum in Tourrette-Levens, the ecomuseum of the Roudoule in gavotte clay in Puget-Rostang, the Galerie des Bains-Douches in Antibes…