Seven uninhabited valleys are at the center of the Mercantour National Park and they include the Roya, Bévéra, Vésubie, Tinée, Haut Var and Cians (in the Alpes-Maritimes), as well as the Verdon and Ubaye (in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence). There are also several crystalline lakes to visit on the way too!
Best time to visit
Summer, between June and September
How to get there
The park is a 2-hour drive away from Nice
During the summer season, Mercantour National Park enjoys average daily temperatures ranging from 18 ºC to 28 ºC. These temperatures drop at higher altitudes. The rainiest seasons are summer and autumn, and winter is cold and snowy