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The Mercantour National Park, Alpes–Maritimes, France


Mel Jones & Liz Lord

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Thanks again to our UK based guests for being happy to postpone their holidays until next year – when we all hope travel will be safer and easier. We are following the stringent Covid 19 hygiene protocols.

We’ve worked hard to refresh our website – to try to attract the mainland Europe market, and reflect better what we plan to do in 2021.

This was in addition to cutting and gathering hay in unsettled weather!!

However, now summer seems to have arrived.

In addition, life is resuming – albeit not as we have known it.

Here, some recent local news and events, plus summer festivities, if you are lucky enough to be able to get to the South of France.

Marketing the Area

Cote d’Azur France – a new website to boost the 2020 summer season in the Alpes-Maritimes.

New Arrivals

Alpha Wolf Park

Article in Nice Matin (French) about the 3 white wolves which have just been introduced.



Short video (French) about the Mercantour – June 2020.

Vésubie Valley

Short video (French) about our valley.


Video (French) about the GR 52 between Sospel and Menton.

Horse Riding

Scott and Ludovic will be pleased to welcome you for day rides – and longer treks this summer in Le Boréon. You can now even book on line - (French and English).


Beer!! There is a small brewery in Saint Martin VĂ©subie – here is a little taster (French). Another micro brewery has just started up in Veldeblore also – more to follow!!


Hot Summer Nights

The Soirées Estivales season is running this year. This is a programme of musical events throughout the Alpes-Maritimes – often free or low cost.

Jazzing It Up

The Nice Jazz Festival (English) will also be making a welcome showing – July 17-21.


We try not to go overboard on blowing our own trumpet....

Mel (International Mountain Leader) made his first foray into the Mercantour in 2001, and we’ve loved it ever since.

It remains very exciting to live in an unspoilt, fascinating National Park, with all the cultural benefits of the French Riviera (and of course Liguria and Provence) about an hour away.

Delighted to serve our community, run our home and our business with minimum impact, and share this region with guests. Everyone is most welcome here.

Home cooked food, made with local ingredients where possible is, of course an added bonus. Interesting catering for non carnivores at your command!


Here are some reviews from 2020 :

• Thanks for your great hospitality and walking advice. We had a wonderful meal at your friends’ resto. EF/HH – June 2020

Another great holiday – how many times now? – great vegetarian food. BK – February 2020

• Thank you for looking after me so well, again. JR – February 2020

• Excellent to see you both – and for booking the Saint Yves in Sainte Agnes – we thought of you when we had a glass of wine on the terrace. – H&MK – February 2020

• Can’t wait to come back again – breakfast in the sun on the terrace is fantastic. D&MV – March 2020

• Notre sĂ©jour a Ă©tĂ© très bĂ©nĂ©fique et nous espĂ©rons que nos disponibilitĂ©s nous permettrons de revenir rĂ©gulièrement. Bonne journĂ©e Ă  tous les deux. – Domi & Gilles July 2020

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