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Tourism and travel guide

The village of Saorge awaits you in the splendid landscapes of the Alpes-Maritimes. You will appreciate the authenticity and the charm of a small typical village of the Mercantour. Do you want to go green and rest with your family and friends far from the noise? Take advantage of your visit to Saorge to revitalize yourself far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Do you like to spend an active vacation, in contact with nature? You can go hiking, cycling or mountain biking on the paths and trails of the Mercantour. Other outdoor activities are also available in the Mercantour massif: horse riding, tree climbing, climbing, paragliding…

Like many other villages of the Alpes-Maritimes, Saorge offers a generous terroir, which is a delight for tourists.

You will also be able to discover in the region various local markets where producers will make you discover tasty products.

Churches, belfries, squares, fountains, wash houses, monasteries, castles… During your stay, you can discover an exceptional historical and cultural heritage. The village is notably known for housing the Saorge Monastery, a former Catholic religious establishment which now serves as a writer’s residence. The gardens, the church, the cloister, and the refectory are open for visits.

You wish to find accommodation in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? You want to stay during your stay near Saorge? In order to help you prepare your stay, we present you a selection of accommodation. You can contact the Tourist Office of Saorge. You will get tourist sites to visit in the surroundings.

Hiking in the spotlight

With its bucolic landscapes, marked trails and paths, the region is perfect for hiking and outdoor activities. Saorge, in the Mercantour massif, is the nature destination par excellence less than 30 kilometers from the Côte d’Azur.

The Roya Valley is a hiking paradise. You can also explore other outdoor sports:

  • In summer, you can enjoy cycling, horseback riding, climbing, paragliding…
  • In winter, you can engage in ski touring, snowshoeing, and dog sledding adventures…

The Mercantour National Nature Park

On the western edge of the Alps, before its sudden plunge into the Mediterranean, the Mercantour massif offers extraordinary landscapes. The territory of the Park extends between the Alpes-Maritimes and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The valleys of the Verdon, the Var, the Ubaye, the Roya-Bévéra, the Vésubie, the Tinée offer you medium and high mountain landscapes. The Park has been developed to welcome nature lovers, while respecting biodiversity. There are many activities on offer: walking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, canyoning, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, tree climbing… With the arrival of winter, the Mercantour mountains are covered with a thick blanket of snow. Numerous activities are offered by the resorts of the massif: downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, ski touring, dog sled rides, fat biking, ski paragliding… The authentic villages and the Park’s heritage also attract visitors: wash houses, wells, fountains, fortifications…

Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The Alpes-Maritimes are popular for their coasts and valleys. But the Alpes-Maritimes are also appreciated for their cultural sites. Discover a large number of museums such as the Masséna museum in Nice, the Musée de la Castre in Cannes, the Musée des Merveilles de Tende, the Escoffier museum of culinary art in Villeneuve-Loubet, the archaeological museum of Cimiez in Nice, the museum of photography André Villers de Mougins…