Château de Chamerolles

Château de Chamerolles
On June 30, 2020

Chamerolles was built at the dawn of the Renaissance period according to the traditional shape of a medieval fortress.


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Chamerolles was built at the dawn of the Renaissance period according to the traditional shape of a medieval fortress.

It offers you a historical and romantic visit through history of perfume and hygiene since 1992.


Having turned into wasteland after a long neglect, the Renaissance garden created by Lancelot II du Lac at the end of the 16th.

Century has today been rearranged in the style of the period. It has been restored, courtesy of records, particularly due to an 18th.


The Boréon

The Boréon
On June 29, 2020

8 km from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Le Boréon, around its lake (1,500 metres) opens onto the heart of the Mercantour National Park: a wide variety of family walks, horse riding, fishing, picnics... and a visit to Alpha le parc des loups.


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8 km from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Le Boréon, around its lake (1,500 metres) opens onto the heart of the Mercantour National Park: a wide variety of family walks, horse riding, fishing, picnics... and a visit to Alpha le parc des loups.

You are free to observe the ibexes, chamois, mouflons, marmots, birds... and at random on a path, perhaps meet the wolf!
From the top of the summits, the grandiose panorama of the French Riviera is outlined on the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and allows you to see the mountains of Corsica on the horizon in good weather.
It is also an exceptional place for mountaineering and climbing enthusiasts.
Be amazed by the magically coloured forest landscapes and discover the changing aspects of the valley with the rhythm of the seasons.


Vallée de la Fontanalba

Vallée de la Fontanalba
On June 29, 2020

The Fontanalba Valley is, like the Valley of Wonders, an exceptional open-air archaeological site, where thousands of prehistoric engravings have been recorded.


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The Fontanalba Valley is, like the Valley of Wonders, an exceptional open-air archaeological site, where thousands of prehistoric engravings have been recorded.

It is also a very pleasant and quite easy hike, you will discover several high altitude lakes, and certainly chamois or ibex, in the heart of the Mercantour National Park!


Parc de la Valmasque

Parc de la Valmasque
On June 29, 2020

The Valmasque Valley is named after a local legend, which tells that a witch named la masca, accused of all the evils of the village such as bad harvests, was chased away in this worryingly deserted valley.


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The Valmasque Valley is named after a local legend, which tells that a witch named la masca, accused of all the evils of the village such as bad harvests, was chased away in this worryingly deserted valley.

Make no mistake, with its three lakes, Valmasque is majestic. The hut is ideally positioned to enjoy a grandiose landscape, perched above Lac Vert.
It is accessed by a pleasant track, where marmots are legion, in the heart of the Mercantour National Park.


Vallée des Merveilles

Vallée des Merveilles
On June 29, 2020

This valley is located at the foot of Mt Bego and houses more than 40,000 rock engraving. There were created 5000 years ago by people who were contemporaries of Ötzi, the man discovered in ice in Austria in 1991.


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This valley is located at the foot of Mt Bego and houses more than 40,000 rock engraving. There were created 5000 years ago by people who were contemporaries of Ötzi, the man discovered in ice in Austria in 1991.

It is the largest site of rock engraving in Europe. This is really an exceptionnal place. The Mt Bego was a sacred mountain for these people.

You can enter the valley from the Roya valley using the junction towards Casterino, or else from the West, walking from the Gordolasque valley (in the upper Vesubie valley) via the Arpette pass.

To protect the engravings, it is now forbidden to leave the trails. This enbable you only to see a few of them. To see the others you must be with a guide.


Musee de sciences et nature

Musee de sciences et nature
On May 18, 2020

Come and discover the Museum of Bordeaux – science and nature!


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Come and discover the Museum of Bordeaux – science and nature!

Permanent and temporary exhibitions, a multimedia show, workshops and countless surprises promise to make each visit a unique experience.
Round off your visit with a tour of the Art and Science Square.
Historic architecture and contemporary design create the perfect conditions to explore the collections.


Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden

Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden
On April 30, 2020

The Botanical Garden Of the Val Rahmeh : The exotic garden of the Val Rahmeh belongs to the Museum of Natural History, at the very South-East of France, right next to the Italian border.


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The Botanical Garden Of the Val Rahmeh : The exotic garden of the Val Rahmeh belongs to the Museum of Natural History, at the very South-East of France, right next to the Italian border. It presents numerous plants and flowers of the hot countries in an ambiance expressive of the fragile beauty of a far away world.Plants at the service of beauty and supporting scientific research: A place to relax with a unique microclimate, facing the sea and sheltered by the ”Bercea” Mountain. This oasis of peace and silence offers all year its multiple and coloured vistas.


Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein

Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein
On April 30, 2020

In this timeless place, an original approach was initiated: to protect, welcome and preserve for future generations all the rare or endangered species of the world's mountains.


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In this timeless place, an original approach was initiated: to protect, welcome and preserve for future generations all the rare or endangered species of the world's mountains.

Every year, in November and March (according to the cycle of species) the Arboretum introduces new species on its site. Over time, this living tree museum has been enriched with many deciduous and coniferous trees from the mountain level. Some species are rare and/or need to be protected, such as Japanese larch or Himalayan bamboos... Nearly 400 trees have been planted since its creation in 1988, including 137 acclimatised exotic species.

 

Jardin Château de Gourdon

Jardin Château de Gourdon
On April 30, 2020

The Castle Gardens are supported by four colossal arcades, the tiered gardens form a unique belvedere overlooking the Vallée du Loup to the sea. 


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The Castle Gardens are supported by four colossal arcades, the tiered gardens form a unique belvedere overlooking the Vallée du Loup to the sea. The Terrace of Honour is made up of open or closed horseshoe-shaped box trees. This harmonious composition is said to be due to the Versailles landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre. The Italian Terrace, suspended over the void by 15 m high arches shaped by the hand of man, is planted with large boxwoods cut in cones or balls on a grassy background. The Apothecary's Garden, angelica, columbines, balsamines, comfrey, lemon balm, mint, old roses, sage, tansy and other medicinal plants used in the Middle Ages. Le Jardin de Rocaille or Provençal Garden, glacis of Mediterranean plants, rosemary, sage, cistists, santolines, savory, lavender, varieties of rock plants.

Jardin fontana rosa

Jardin fontana rosa
On April 30, 2020

Fontana Rosa is a historic garden situated on the Avenue Blasco Ibáñez in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, on the French Riviera. 


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Fontana Rosa is a historic garden situated on the Avenue Blasco Ibáñez in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, on the French Riviera. The Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez began to build it from 1922 on, and he set up home here with his second wife, Elena, and died there in 1928.

Behind a heavy portal surmounted by a rectangular moulded pediment on which stand out the ceramic portraits of Balzac and Dickens surrounding that of Cervantes, barred by a long entablature resting on six escutcheons of fruit and roses, lies one of the most original gardens in Menton, perhaps also one of the rarest, a strange and delirious creation of an extravagant character.


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