La Cime de Colmiane
History of Val-de-Blore
Val-de-Blore is a glacial valley which links the Tinée valley to that of Vésubie. Its history has followed that of Comté de Nice. In 1947, the Paris treaty restored to the commune the territory given to Italy in 1860, notably the village of Mollières, in the heart of the Park. It is also the “Val” which opens to the west (Tinée), via the areas of “Blore” (Bloura in the local patois), which means “very steep grassy slope between forests and boulders”.It was therefore the ideal place to set up a ski station, la Colmiane, which was founded in 1931 under the initiative of the Nice skiing club.
From the Tourism Office, head up the track, which can be used by vehicles, towards “Colmiane Forest” Treetop Adventure Park (Marker 93) until you reach the Col du Suc (Marker 312a, picnic table). Keep climbing on the track on the left until you reach a crossroads between several trails. Continue along the track on the left which arrives below the Cime de Colmiane (marker 311).
It is possible to head up to the peak, where there are 360° panoramic views, and then back down again to reach the same point.
Head down to the Col de Colmiane via the track on the right. Make sure that you close the gates after you go through them and enter these pastures which are grazed by horses and cows. At the Col de Colmiane (Marker 312), you will benefit from a magnificent view over the Vésubie Valley. Keep heading down via the track on the left which crosses the ski slopes and then up again to the Col du Suc (Marker 312a). Pick up the track on the right, which can be used by vehicles, to get back to the Tourism Office.
Office de Tourisme Métropolitain - Bureau d'information de Valdeblore - La Colmiane
La Colmiane, 06420 Valdeblore
04 93 23 25 90
Fermetures exceptionnelles les 1er janvier, Lundi de Pâques, Jeudi de l'Ascension, Lundi de Pentecôte, 1er mai, 8 mai, 14 juillet, 15 août, 1er novembre, 11 novembre et 25 décembre.
From mid-June to mid-September: Randobus Lignes d'Azur
Number 730 - Vallée de la Vésubie
- Departure from Nice Vauban: 7.15am/ Arrival at La Colmiane: 09.10am
- Departure from La Colmiane: 4.40pm/ Arrival at Nice Vauban: 6.45pm
http://www.lignesdazur.com/ choose "Randobus" section
Tel.: 08 1006 1006
Access and parking
Via La Vésubie: 75km from Nice: A8 motorway - Exit 52 Nice Saint Isidore - then RD6202 (towards Grenoble) to Plan du Var, then D2565 towards Saint-Martin-Vésubie.Subsequently follow directions towards La Colmiane/Valdeblore.
Free loan of “Joëlette” off-road wheelchairs:
La Colmiane Tourism Office
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 93 23 25 90
Mercantour National Park House at St-Martin-Vésubie
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 93 03 23 15
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