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Rougon village. You can get to Rougon from the east via Castellane (Digne – Cannes – Nice) and from the west through Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (Marseille – Lyon). If you travel from the neighboring department of Var, in the south, you can go through Comps-sur-Artuby or via Trigance.
I recommend staying in the villages of Rougon, Castellane, La Palud-sur-Verdon, or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
I can help you arrange transportation from Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes or any other city in the French Riviera. If interested, please contact us for more information and rates, starting from €60).
Also, a taxi transfer is necessary from Martel Verdon gorge (around 40 €). If you have your own car, no taxi is needed.
• Light walking boots
• Breathable jacket
• Micro fleece and mountain t-shirts (if possible, avoid cotton t-shirts)
• Water bottle (1 liter per person)
• Sunscreen and sunglasses
I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips in the American Southwest.
I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I often visit Martinique (French Caribbean island), where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.
When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer, and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.
I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.
In my region we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.
We can also discover the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.
I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.
And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.
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