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Mercantour National Park

Parc National du Mercantour

The Mercantour National Park or Parc National du Mercantour, created in 1979, covers 685sq Km/264.5sq mi. It rises from 490m/1608ft to 3193m/10,476ft and runs in a north westerly direction along the Italian frontier from Sospel and Saorge to Meyronnes and Jausiers in the Hautes-Alpes. The Park is part of Nice Beyond.

See the location and an enlargeable map of the Park here

Home to the Wolf

With 800,000 visitors per year and 600km/275mi of footpaths the Park has proved to be very popular. Moreover, it boasts 2000 species of plants and 58 species of mammals including the wolf which, locals believe, has migrated to the Mercantour via the adjacent Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime in Italy.

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Nice Beyond (L'Arrière Pays Niçois)

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by © Liz Lord, © Paul Shawcross