5 days in Mercantour National Park Itinerary

5 days in Mercantour National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Mercantour National Park Itinerary

Start: Bayeux
Drive:  9 h 30 min
Saint Martin-Vesubie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Bayeux

Saint Martin-Vesubie

Saint Martin-Vesubie ©
Saint-Martin-Vésubie is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographySaint-Martin-Vésubie is established on the edge of a glacial plate.HistorySan Martin first appears in recorded history in the 12th century, although there are archaeological remnants of a Romanized indigenous population dating back to the 1st century.The medieval castrum, or fortification, extends along a cliff overlooking Valley of the Madonna through which ran the old Salt Road that extended from the Piedmont to the port city of Nice.It was part of the historic County of Nice until 1860 as San Martino Vesubia.In their 1997 book "The Templar Revelation," Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince write on pg. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Alpha, then get outside with Sport Addict, then have some family-friendly fun at Luge d'Ete, and finally hit the slopes at ESF La Colmiane.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Martin-Vesubie trip itinerary planner.

Bayeux to Saint Martin-Vesubie is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bayeux in April since evenings lows in Saint Martin-Vesubie dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sospel.

Things to do in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Parc Alpha ©
Parc Alpha


Sospel ©
Sospel is a commune and former schismatic episcopal seat in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France near the Italian border and not far from Monte Carlo.History and remainsThe town dates back to the 5th century, when it served as an important staging post on the royal road from Nice to Turin. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Agaisen, see the interesting displays at Ecomusee, then admire the landmark architecture of Monastere de Saorge, and finally head outdoors with Aet Nature. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Notre Dame de la Menour, and then trek along 5 Sens Rando.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sospel online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Saint Martin-Vesubie to Sospel takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sospel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sospel

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Breil-sur-Roya, Notre Dame de la Menour, Monastere de Saorge
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5 Sens Rando ©
5 Sens Rando
Agaisen ©
Sospel Cathedral ©
Sospel Cathedral