MERCANTOUR NATIONAL PARK
A national park in the heart of an exceptional natural environment… Follow the guide!
On the border with Italian Piedmont, the Mercantour National Park is the last promontory of the Southern Alps before they take a steep dive into the Mediterranean. At an altitude of 3,143 meters, Gélas is the highest peak in the Mercantour National Park, just 50 kilometres from the sea as the crow flies! You will discover Mercantour’s great variety of landscapes, plants and animals that are not found anywhere else! In addition to its exceptional natural heritage, the Mercantour National Park offers a very precious cultural heritage with the Vallée de Merveilles and its 40,000 rock engravings.