Mercantour National Park, Roubion

#16 of 26 in Nature in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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National Parks are the pride of France, amongst other destinations. One among these parks is Mercantour National Park. It was established in the year 1979. It caters to about 800,000 tourists every year. It has stretches of 1,969,000 ft. (600,200 m) of marked pedestrian tracks. The park is rich in flora and fauna. A huge variety of species can be found here. There are holm oak trees, Mediterranean olive trees, firs, rhododendrons spruces, Swiss pine trees. Mercantour National Park is has about 2,000 species of flowering plants, and rare ones at that, such as edelweiss and martagon lily, houseleek, moss campion, and the likes. Chamois and marmots can be frequently spotted. The ermine, ibex and the mouflon is rarer and not visible easily. Wildlife consists of Red Deer and Roe Deer in the shallow grass areas. Numerous hares and wild boars, partridges, Golden Eagles and Buzzards, various species of butterflies and even about 50 Italian Wolves – who migrated in the early nineties. Use our Roubion trip itinerary website to visit Mercantour National Park on your trip to Roubion, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was the most amazing horse ride taking me out of my comfort zone but feeling safe on the most fabulous horses and leader the scenery was increadable  more »
  • There is nothing to dislike about this enormous park. The various walks are breathtaking. A trip to the Marvellous valley (4hr walk!) will take you to see rock carvings by prehistoric man. If you...  more »
  • Beautiful scenic drives, roads are in good shape (as of July 2018). Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore the area extensively, but driving over the pass was a good experience too.
  • Absolutely stunning views, and crazy that it's only 2 hours from Nice! Slopes here are quite difficult, so take it easy. The black slopes in the U.S. are way tamer than the black ones here 😅

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