COUNTY OF NICE
A place where civilisations meet, torn between the call of the sea and the call of the mountains, the Alpes-Maritimes is a land of exciting contrasts. Nice is a city of warm colours and rich cultural life, whereas the back country perfectly reflects the nuances of a historically entangled region. The salt road follows a timeless valley, where villages erect obscure dialects and imposing organs as monuments. The Mercantour, a paradise for hikers, overlooks this beautiful setting. Marmots, roe deer and wolves roam freely, keeping their legs fit.
From the coast, all you have to do is follow the olive trees. They will lead you through ragged landscapes, featuring microclimates and havens of serenity. In the gorges, which are as red as on planet mars, and in the perched villages reminiscent of Tibet. On the islands, and in the chapels still featuring ancient frescoes. The Alpes-Maritimes region turns into Corsica, which can sometime be seen reflected on the horizon.