Amazing Natural Sites in Côte d’Azur France Region

Escape into pure nature

Relax yourself in the Southern Alps before plunge into the Mediterranean sea, Côte d’Azur France has some of the richest biodiversity of any natural area in France. The Mercantour, Mont-Bego, Vallée des Merveilles etc. it is the place to escape into the pure nature.

Recharge yourself in Nature

From the sea to the mountains, you’ll love the most beautiful natural sites on the Côte d’Azur! Here, nature reigns supreme. From its unspoiled islands, jewels surrounded by the Mediterranean, to its headlands sprinkled with beaches and creeks, protected natural parks, gorges and the Mercantour lakes…

The different natural landscapes are grandiose on the Côte d’Azur. Discover these natural sites and you will discover another Côte d’Azur in the heart of a protected natural heritage. What’s more? Choose from among the thirty streams, lakes and rivers the destination offers! Dive into nature of French Côte d’Azur

Merveilles Valley

Merveilles Valley is an archaeological treasure ground: more than 40,000 rock engravings to discover…

The very stylized rock engravings in the Vallée des Merveilles mainly represent bull’s heads, teams of horses, weapons and grid patterns that may symbolize fields. Archaeological research shows that this place was probably a sanctuary, where the agro-pastoral populations in the region worshiped the fertility of the land.

Esteron Valley

Do you know there is a discreet bathing site in the heart of the Estéron regional park?

Light green cool water with smooth sands, Esteron Valley is a perfect place for your short escape. Ideal for Sunday outings, this wide swimming spot in the huge lake means you can let the children paddle in peace, while you prepare lunch on one of the picnic tables there.

Estérel Nature Park

The vibrant red of the rocks plunging into the intense blue of the Mediterranean, the beauty of this natural park won’t fail to impress!

The Estérel Nature Park (770 hectares) straddles the municipalities of Mandelieu-La Napoule and Théoule-sur-Mer. A natural area of great interest in terms of its ecology, flora and fauna (34 animal notable heritage species), if you are lucky you may spot a peregrine falcon, Dartford warbler or the European scops owl in the Estérel Nature Park. If, when you were younger, you watched « Extrême Limite » on television, the natural setting will bring back some wonderful memories.

Mercantour National Park

Welcome to the largest open air museum in Europe – Mercantour National Park!

Go with a state licenced guide approved by the Mercantour National Park.

From mid-June to the end of September, enthusiastic guides will tell you about the beliefs and lifestyles of the Neolithic peoples and will also introduce you to the mountain riches of the natural Mont-Bégo site. You can book a guided tour of the archaeological site, starting either from the Refuge des Merveilles or from Lacs Jumeaux.

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