Blog Alpes Maritimes France

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The Alps plunge into the Mediterranean Sea. A very disparate department, between the hinterland of the mountainous region (Mercantour) and the cosmopolitan Côte d'Azur, alive and inevitably too concreted, victim of its success and beauty. One of the most beautiful areas to visit and discover ...

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French Riviera photographer

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Combe de Narreyroux Via Ferrata

Combe de Narreyroux Via Ferrata

A beautiful Via Ferrata called Narreyroux awaits you in the valley of Vallouise. This is a family run. We offer two videos, including an interactive 360 °, and a 360 ° virtual tour to get a glimpse of the ride.

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Webmaster web agency

A little self-promotion in favor of the author and webmaster of the blog Ovalp.com, Gilles Ehrentrant who writes the lines you are reading. I practice professionally the job of web integrator and offers you a little overview of the services that I can offer to enhance your presence on the web.

Hiking and panorama at Mont Clapier

Hiking and panorama at Mont Clapier

A long hike from the Gordolasque valley, accessible from Vésubie in the Alpes-Maritimes. Nearly 1400 meters of elevation will offer you an exceptional panorama from Mont Blanc, the Swiss Alps, to the north, to Mercantour and to the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

Circuit in the "vallée des Merveilles"

Vallée des Merveilles

A great idea for a weekend getaway, with friends, family or even alone is to make the tour of the Valley of Wonders in the Alpes Maritimes. It is a fairly long but historically interesting route, through the ancient engravings on the rock, and also presenting a fabulous natural attraction as the places are beautiful and the fauna varied and rich, especially in ungulates.

Gardens and villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Gardens and villa Ephrusi de Rothschild

We offer some pictures and panoramic photos of the estate of Villa Ephrussi and its beautiful gardens. The place is located on the almost island of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the Alpes Maritimes department, on the French Riviera, between Nice and Monaco. The place stands at the entrance of the peninsula, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. You will overlook the bay of Villefranche sur Mer to the west, nestled under Mount Boron which dominates the city of Nice, a few kilometers away. Coté is the village of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the gulf of Saint Hospice dominated by the hilltop village of Eze, then the Italian Rivera, in the distance, are offered to your eyes.

French Rivera from the sky

French Rivera from the sky

The French Riviera has attracted the world for over a century. A holiday resort for the European nobility, then the bourgeoisie and finally the largest number, it is a magnificent space, inevitably, heavily occupied by human constructions in its coastal zone. Aerial photos often allow a better understanding of what is happening between Cannes and Menton via Nice and Monaco...

Gréolières les Neiges

Here are some pictures of the Gréolières les Neiges ski resort. It is the nearest ski resort to the sea and coastal areas (Nice, Cannes, Antibes etc...) of the Alpes-Maritimes department.

Isola 2000

Here are some pictures of the Isola 2000 ski resort . This resort is located about 1h15 by car from Nice. It is probablyone of the best snow-covered resort in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Auron

The ski resort of Auron is part of the Mercantour ski resort with Isola resort. There are also common packages for both stations. Auron is located in the town of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (department of Alpes-Maritimes). An hour and a half of road allows you to reach the ski resort from Nice.

Nice French riviera

Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Sweet in winter and lively in summer but always very cosmopolitan. The city has always attracted many artists, notably inspiring painters for its beautiful lights... especially the days after the rain.

Nice Carnival

Despite this terrible attack of July 14, 2016, Nice remains a festive city especially with its carnival which takes place in February each year for two weeks.

Combat naval fleuri Villefranche/Mer

During the Nice Carnival, the neighboring city of Villefranche sur Mer organizes its own parade in an original way : the Combat Naval Fleuri created at the beginning of the XXth century is the equivalent of the Battle of Flowers in Nice.

Valberg

The ski resort of Valberg is composed of several hills distributed in the communes of Péone, Guillaumes and Beuil. Just go from one to the other to browse the station.