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Trip Planner: Europe / France / Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Roubion / Mercantour National Park
National Parks are the pride of France, amongst other destinations. One among these parks is Mercantour National Park. It was established in the year 1979. It caters to about 800,000 tourists every year. It has stretches of 1,969,000 ft. (600,200 m) of marked pedestrian tracks. The park is rich in flora and fauna. A huge variety of species can be found here. There are holm oak trees, Mediterranean olive trees, firs, rhododendrons spruces, Swiss pine trees. Mercantour National Park is has about 2,000 species of flowering plants, and rare ones at that, such as edelweiss and martagon lily, houseleek, moss campion, and the likes. Chamois and marmots can be frequently spotted. The ermine, ibex and the mouflon is rarer and not visible easily. Wildlife consists of Red Deer and Roe Deer in the shallow grass areas. Numerous hares and wild boars, partridges, Golden Eagles and Buzzards, various species of butterflies and even about 50 Italian Wolves – who migrated in the early nineties. Use our Roubion trip itinerary website to visit Mercantour National Park on your trip to Roubion, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Mercantour National Park reviews
This was the most amazing horse ride taking me out of my comfort zone but feeling safe on the most fabulous horses and leader the scenery was increadable
This was the most amazing horse ride taking me out of my comfort zone but feeling safe on the most fabulous horses and leader the scenery was increadable more »
There is nothing to dislike about this enormous park. The various walks are breathtaking. A trip to the Marvellous valley (4hr walk!) will take you to see rock carvings by prehistoric man. If you...
There is nothing to dislike about this enormous park. The various walks are breathtaking. A trip to the Marvellous valley (4hr walk!) will take you to see rock carvings by prehistoric man. If you... more »
Really nice piece of nature. Wonderful landscapes and stable weather for hiking up to the saddles as late as early winter. Plenty of hiking trails, besides the most popular GRs, in almost every valley. Trail marking is visible and with suitable maps, there shouldn't be any problems with orientation, especially above the tee line. Most of the mountain cabins (refuges) can be used as overnight shelter during winter, as well.
Stunning!! Beautiful wildlife, incredible scenery ...well worth a visit - anytime of year😁❤️
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