Discover Nice’s hinterland at any time of year with these walks suitable for the whole family
At the foot of the Demoiselles
This walk features a wide range of landscapes and panoramic views. You may also enjoy the tourist office’s fun discovery trail through the village streets.
After arriving at the station, take the RD6 towards Entrevaux. Walk 600m, then at the signpost marked “Camping l’Origan”, take the road to the right. Walk for 1km. Leave the road and the banks of the Var behind you at the Castagnet intersection.
Once you have arrived at the sign presenting the site, take the Via Ferrata path up through the chestnut forest (30 minutes). The path takes you to a panoramic outlook with beautiful views of Vésubie in the east, Entrevaux citadel and the Verdon gorges in the west, and the majestic peaks of the Demoiselles de Castagnet in the north.
Walk a further five minutes to meet up with the GR 510 hiking trail which takes you back to Puget-Théniers via a stunning olive grove.
From Pont-Noir to Entrevaux
Formerly a royal town, Entrevaux has kept its unique charm. This walk, suitable for the whole family, takes the old road to Entrevaux, allowing you to discover the village in a stunning light.
Get off the train at Agnerc. Take the bridge across the Var and turn right down the small road that runs through the artisanal area. Walk for approximately 1km.
Walk past the leisure centre where you can swim in summer, and go straight ahead towards Entrevaux (PR11-12), leaving the Bas Sumaure path to your left. This is the old road to Entrevaux, running along the Var.
The Abrits path
Annot is located in a beautiful natural environment. This walk will take you through fields and forests to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the sandstone site.
Walk down the Avenue de la Gare to the square. Take the bridge across the Vaïre. Turn left, then take the first street on your left running parallel to the river.
At the end of the street, take the path to the left of the gate down to the river. Follow the marked trail. After crossing through fields, the path enters the forest. Follow the path until you reach a steep ascent. Turn around and walk back.
The Roman road
With its old stone bridge, “fairy house” next to a rock overlooking the Béïte, and mysteriously named waterfall, this walk is straight out of a fairy story. You will also discover a wide range of flowers, trees and shrubs.
Walk down the Avenue de la Gare to the square. Walk through the old village until you get to the Place des Vallasses (behind the church). Take the Chemin d’Argenton.
Immediately after the railway bridge, go straight ahead, leaving the path to your left. This route takes you up the Vallée de la Béïte via the old Roman road.
When you get to the waterfall, turn around and come back.
Panoramic views of Lake Castillon via the Deux Saints site
After taking the path along the Robines range, this walk continues along the Voie Impériale (imperial way), which was built between Digne and Colmars-les-Alpes by Napoléon during the Second Empire.
After arriving at the station, take RN 4202 towards Digne. Take the wooden stairs on your left to get to the Chemin des Vertus.
Turn right and walk until you reach the intersection with Route de Chalvet, which leads to the paragliding launch sites. Follow this road (which is not steep) past the Chapelle de Saint-Jean (on your right).
Keep walking and, just before the hairpin bend, take the path to your left. After the electricity pylon, take the path down the hill. At the intersection, take the path to your right which leads to the imperial way (on the other side of the hill).
Take the trail, cross a footbridge and walk through (or around) the field. Take the path a little further down and then the trail that leads to Moriez.
You can either walk back or take the train from Moriez, depending on train times.
Panoramic views of Lake Castillon via the Deux Saints site From the Place de la Mairie, walk down Avenue de la Gare and Grand Rue. After the hairdresser’s salon on your left, take Rue du Moulin. At the small square, keep right by taking the Chemin de Méouilles to the bridge.
Cross over the Verdon and keep walking along the trail (which follows the river) until you reach a building on your right. Walk another 100m. On your right, you will see a sign marked “Les Deux Saints 15 mn.”
Whether you are with family or friends, enjoy these walks through pristine natural environments, exceptional sites and remarkable viewpoints.
After leaving the tourist office, walk towards the thermal baths and, after the hill, take the path on your left.
You will walk past Robines, an artwork by Andy Goldsworthy and the Chapelle Saint-Pancrace. Turn around and come back.
Three chapels discovery trail
After leaving the tourist office, walk down Boulevard Gassendi and Boulevard Victor-Hugo. Turn right into Rue du Capitaine Victor Arnoux, then left into Avenue Paul Martin.
After leaving the tourist office, cross the large bridge on your right and take the Rue des Abeilles. Walk to the Parc du Musée-Promenade. The time indicated for this walk does not include visits of the Musée-Promenade and garden. Plan on at least one hour.
Discover Nice’s hinterland at any time of year with these walks suitable for the whole family.
Equipment : – Good shoes – A sweater – A hat in summer – A rain jacket – Water – A watch, so you don’t miss the train!
Safety : – All walks use marked trails – Inform others if you plan to walk alone – Pick up all rubbish – Respect private property
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