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Mercantour National Park (Parc national du Mercantour)

Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur province of France. It covers an area of 264 sq mi (685 sq km).

 

 

Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur   Map

Area: 264 sq mi (685 sq km)

Highest point: 10,309 ft (3,143 m)

Tel. +334 9281 2131

Official site

 

 

 

Description of Mercantour National Park

 

Mercantour National Park protected area if covered by a network of hiking trails. In total there are 56 routes with a total length of 600 km that range in various difficulty as well as length. The shortest trail is only half an hour long, while the longest can be covered in three days. One of the more interesting trails is that by Mount Bego. It was inhabited by the early humans since late Neolithic period. These hunters left interesting petroglyphs on the granite rock that is still visible today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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