Mercantour National Park tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mercantour National Park in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Mercantour National Park: highlights and tourist information

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Mercantour National Park is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 54 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Mercantour National Park is 635 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Mercantour National Park

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian border, includes the Valléé des Merveilles with thousands of prehistoric rock carvings: Mercantour National Park

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrevaux at 33 km and Colmars-les-Alpes at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mercantour National Park, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mercantour National Park in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Mercantour National Park

Markets in and near Mercantour National Park

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (28km)
  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (40km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (42km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (43km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (43km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (55km)

More information about Mercantour National Park, Provence

Tourist attractions near Mercantour National Park, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mercantour National Park.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (8km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (42km)
  • Palais Carnolès (55km)
  • La citronneraie (55km)
  • Serre de la Madone (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Lombarde (7km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (21km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (24km)
  • Col de la Bonette (28km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (29km)
  • Lac d'Allos (31km)
  • Col d'Allos (42km)
  • Source - Verdon (46km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (54km)
  • Lac de Castillon (54km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mercantour National Park

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to Mercantour National Park

from Nice (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 635 km

from Calais: 850 km

from Nice: 54 km

from Bordeaux: 612 km

from Strasbourg: 494 km

Getting here

Mercantour National Park is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Mercantour National Park from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Isola.

This page in French: Visiter Mercantour National Park