Welcome to Mercantour National Park! Explore an extraordinary natural heritage that stretches across no less than 6 valleys in the Southern Alps: Verdon, Var-Cians, Ubaye, Tinée, Vésubie and Roya-Bévéra. Make the most of the exceptional environment by trying out any of the outdoor sports and leisure activities, such as: canyoning, aquatic hikes, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and more!

Experience the thrills of canyoning
The Mercantour is a 70,000-hectare national park in the French Southern Alps, with a unique natural setting and a wealth of whitewater recreation. This stunning region of the Alpes-Maritimes has plenty of hiking trails as well as a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, far away from the bustling crowds. Famous for its varied landscapes, its hint of Mediterranean flora and its constantly diversifying fauna, Mercantour National Park also boasts 6 valleys, whose extensive opportunities for whitewater activities only add to the Park’s value.

Click here to read the Rules & Regulations (website in french) of Mercantour National Park

Practical Information

Visitor information: To reach Mercantour National Park from the A8 motorway, take exit 51.1 towards Carros and follow the Route de Grenoble! Stop off at the “Maison” (Welcome Office) of Mercantour National Park in Saint-Martin Vésubie.

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