Mercantour National Park

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Created on 18th August 1979, the National Park underwent a long and difficult gestation of nineteen years. Today, it is an important vector of renown for activities with an emphasis on responsible tourism. One hour from the sea (and now within the territory of the metropolis of Nice), wedged in the alpine valleys, the richness of the Mercantour National Park is at the crossroads of sustainable development, regional planning and biodiversity conservation.

Heritage

The biodiversity inventory, started in 2007 with Parco Alpi Marittime, its Italian twin, specified the knowledge of living species: whereas Mercantour had approximately 3200 species at the time, it is home to nearly 8200 today !
Knowledge of flora for example increased by 31%, and by 210% for invertebrates! The two Parks are also involved with the Principality of Monaco and the Foundation Albert II of Monaco.

Mercantour National Park

The national park in a nutshell

Mercantour National Park
23 rue d'Italie
CS 51316
06000 Nice
Tél. :+33(0)4 93 16 78 88

Go to website www.mercantour.eu

Chiffres clés

Date of creation

18th August 1979

Location

Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04) and the Alpes Maritimes (06) departments.

Heart of the national park

68 000 ha

Additional surface

94 000 ha