Encounter with the wolf
Family escapade in the gorgeous “Switzerland of Nice”
The Vésubie valley is a postcard, also known as the “little Switzerland of Nice ».
At the bottom of the valley, at the Mercantour’s gates, is located the Alpha park dedicated to wolves.
In breathtaking scenery, you will not only discover the fascinating predator, but also understand the relations which link man to the mountain’s wildlife through several scenographies (English earphones). An incredible experience as well as a striking encounter.
On the way, through the old plateau of Valdeblore and the Tinée valley, you will discover some picturesque villages frozen in time centuries ago like Saint-Dalmas and its millennium church. There, facing the black wood, it’s difficult to imagine you’re only one hour away from Nice.
You will then visit Saint-Martin-Vésubie, where the European aristocracy used to stay during the summer season, and where a mill turned museum tells the story of a forgotten time. In its charming streets you will find the cheese of the valley, the local beer and many memories.
Before reaching Nice you will drive the impressive Vésubie canyon, a stony farewell to the Alps.
Experiences: Meet the wolves in their element, visit lost mountain villages, picnic in the Alps.
Itinerary: Saint-Dalmas, Valdeblore, Le Boréon, Alpha Park, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Vésubie canyon
Traditional French picnic or lunch box
Heritage museum of Saint-Martin-Vésubie
The St Sebastien chapel (1481) in Venanson, painted by Balaison