The country of rushing waters

Upper Verdon

Inundated with light from the Mediterranean, the upper valley of Verdon is a mosaic of forests, mountains, meadows and lakes, including Lake d’Allos, jewel of Mercantour Park. Before digging, a little below, the largest and most famous canyon in Europe, the emerald waters of the Verdon rushing through the larch woods, meadows and alpine stones, kingdom and refuge for deer, wild goats, hares and ptarmigan. Beyond Colmar, a fierce-looking fortified city, the river seems to fit its judgment an adapts its course to the calmer environment of peaceful countryside, where deer and mouflon peep through the leaves. And so it is seen while crossing through the landscape of fields and farms around the Thorame, where in summer the air is scented with lavender and vibrates with the hum of thousands of small bees at work. The meeting ground between Provence and the Great Alps, the Upper Verdon distils the best of both worlds: it is an essence that smells of sea and snow.


Allos

» Altitude: 1425m. / People: 715

Sights

The parish church of Notre-Dame-de-Valvert, a listed building dating from the first half of the twelfth century, the chapels of Saint-Sébastien and Notre-Dame-des-Monts, the Banivol tower, the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste a La Fou and of Saint-Antoine a Bouchier

Sports

Hike around Allos lake, the largest natural lake in Europe, situated at an altitude above 2200 meters, walking on the discovery path, along which you can better understand the natural history of the area

Information

contact: Tourism Office of Val d'Allos +33 (0)4 92 83 02 81 - fax +33 (0)4 92 83 06 66
email: iinfo@valdallos.com
website: iwww.valdallos.com


Colmars-les-Alpes

» Altitude: 1250m. / People: 385

Sights

The bridges, classified historical monuments (the Pont Vieux and Pont Haut), the medieval walls, forts (Fort de Frane and Fort de Savoie), the church of Saint-Martin and the chapel of Saint Joseph, which houses a number of seventeenth century retablo, the chapel of Notre Dame des Grâces, the House museum and walkway

Sports

Summer, there are many possible excursions: the glacial lakes of the Encombrette or the Lingin lakes, the Ratery forest of the Lance cascade, frequented by the woodpecker, rare birds with wings of crimson speckled with white.

Information

contact: Tourism Office +33 (0)4.92.83.41.92 - fax +33 (0)4.92.83.52.31
email: accueil@colmars-les-alpes.fr
website: www.colmars-les-alpes.fr


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