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Hike Gorbio-Saint Agnes + summit of Bausson, France

Saint Agnes and Bausson
Gorbio and Bausson
Saint Agnes views

Enjoy some of the best views of France and the Mediterranean with Richard, an UIMLA mountain leader. Explore the medieval towns of Gorbio and Saint Agnes. And reach the summit of Bausson.

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Explore some of the most dazzling places in France. Join me on this adventure from Gorbio to the village of Saint Agnes. And, let’s reach the summit of Bausson (1,087m)!

In this part of the world, the mountains and hills blend perfectly with the Mediterranean Sea. And they guard medieval villages that seem to have been preserved in time. During our hike we’ll visit two of the most famous ones in this region, Gorbio and Saint Agnes.

Gorbio is town that stands at 354 meters in the heart of the Rail valley, east of Monaco. This village will transport us back in time so we can discover how life was during medieval times. We can wander around dark staircases and mysterious alleyways. We’ll also find old doorways, baroque churches and stone arches that tell ancient tales. 

After leaving Gorbio, we’ll head to Sainte-Agnes, an incredible place with the reputation of being the highest coastal village in Europe. The town is perched on a cliff. And it overlooks Menton as well as the Mediterranean sea, standing at an altitude of 800 meters. Sainte-Agnes is rich in culture and history as well. Here we can visit castles, ancient buildings, military fortifications, and old, yet charming little streets.

Additionally we’ll reach the summit of Bausson, from where we’ll get the best views of all the Mediterranean landscapes. They include green forests of oak, and pines, and fields with aromatic plants like thyme, lavender and savory. If we come during spring we can also see many orchids.

If you want to join this adventure send me a request. I promise you will have a wonderful time exploring this wonderful place in France. If you are looking for winter adventure, I also guide this Short Snowshoeing Hike in Auron, in the French Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

Nature is for me a fabulous field of investigation . Colors, scents, sounds are always present and reveal us so many sensations.
My hometown is Nice on the French Riviera and I explore my region from the Mediterranean shores to the highest peaks of the Mercantour National Park. In the summer time on foot, and in the winter with snowshoeing.

I am looking forward to guiding you in my region, sharing the vision of chamois, marmots and ibexes, on the tracks of wolves, and with a golden eagle in the sky.


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Nice, France

What people are saying about Richard Petitjean

Nicola stott


April, 2022

Richard delivered exactly what I was hoping for. The choice of route suited me perfectly; he fitted in with my timelines which was important to me and the cherry on top was that he was a delight to walk with and chat to for 3 hours. If I was here a little longer, I’d do another one and definitely will when I come back. Thank you ☺️



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