Mollières Valley
Mollières Valley

Mollières Valley

Archeology and history
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The mountain stream will be a constant presence on this tricky hike all the way to the hamlet of Mollières, going across this emblematic valley which is the symbol of the return of wolves to France.
Split between France and Italy throughout its chequered history, the hamlet of Mollières is today essentially occupied during the summer months. The inhabitants notably come together for the village fete which takes place on 15th August.


After 3km of dirt track running alongside the Tinée and then the mountain stream of Mollières, marker 260 is placed at the foot of the Mollières path, close to the water inlet for the micro-hydroelectric plant. Take the old mule track. Go past a footbridge on the right which leads up into the Vélail valley. The path climbs in a steady gentle slope, hemmed in by the impressive rocky bulk of the  Cayre Frémus (2550 m). 

The view then opens up along the crest of the Aiguilles du Giegn. The path continues into a wetland area and then climbs the right-hand side of the valley towards the Mollières waterfall. Then head across the scree formed by the Vallette Valley’s alluvial cone. 

You will then reach the hamlet of Mollières,then end of the journey at 1572m in altitude. 

Follow the same route for the return journey.
  • Departure : Pont de Paule, Roure
  • Arrival : Hamlet of Mollières, Valdeblore
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée, Rimplas, and Valdeblore

Altimetric profile


This is a wet path, be careful of the rocks and stones which can be slippery.
Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

Information desks

Office de Tourisme Métropolitain - Bureau d'information d'Isola 2000

Immeuble Le Pélevos, 06420 Isola 2000 93 23 15 15

Office de Tourisme Métropolitain - Bureau d'information de Roubion

Mairie de Roubion, le village, 06420 Roubion 93 02 10 30

Access and parking

Set off from the gate at Mollières bridge, where the Valabres EDF electrical plant is located, after the hamlet of Pont-de-Paule headingtowards Isola.
There is a parking area close to the fence on the right bank of the Tinée. Marker 259, which denotes the itinerary, is on the other side of the bridge.

Parking :

Carpark just after the hydro-electric plant at Valabres

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