Acces and public transport
Come to Mercantour National Park
To discover the Mercantour National Park, reach Nice and the French Riviera then take one of the valleys leading to the heart of the National Park. The protected area is less than two hours from the seaside
Come to Alpi Marittime Protected Areas
To discover the Alpi Marittime Protected Areas, reach Cuneo or Vintimiglia, then take the Gesso Valley or the Pesio Valley.
Both parks have visitor centres providing all practical information to facilitate the visit.
The 5 visitor centres of the Mercantour National Park (Tende, Saint Martin Vésubie, Saint Etienne de Tinée, Valberg, Barcelonnette) and the 3 visitor centres of the Alpi Marittime Protected Areas (Valdieri, Vernante, Chiusa di Pesio) welcome you during the summer season, and sometimes during school holidays the rest of the year. Rangers will be on site to inform you about activities and events or help you prepare your hikes so you can fully enjoy the territory and its heritage.
The visitor centres also propose animations of discovery, audiovisual projections, exhibitions as well as numerous resources and souvenirs of the Parks (Tee-shirts, books, DVD, posters...).
In the municipalities of both parks, the tourist offices are at your disposal to help you prepare your stay.