1 – La Gordolasque – Vallée de la Vésubie
Alpine hiking in the heart of the Parc National du Mercantour.
From the Countet car park in the Gordolasque valley, along the Empuonrame valley, 1,000 metres higher up you reach an incredible place for hiking! Did you know? This valley is the site of the Refuge du Grand Baou, where many of the scenes from the famous series « Belle et Sébastien » were filmed. Be sure to stop there. As you go up, the Refuge will be on your left. From Pas de l’Arpette at 2511 meters, you can see the famous Vallée des Merveilles, the imposing Mont-Bégo and a number of glacial lakes such as Lac Long or Lac des Merveilles. The marmots will accompany you on your hike with their shrill whistles. An ideal hike from June to October.