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Walking The Lower Verdon Gorges ( Download : )
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distance 9.60 km Vertical gain +248 m Vertical drop -257 m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Wonderful hike through the Lower Verdon Gorges, starting in Quinson.

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distance 12.00 km Vertical gain +479 m Vertical drop -473 m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lagnes - 84 - Vaucluse

A trek between Lagnes and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse on typical Provençal trails.

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distance 11.94 km Vertical gain +506 m Vertical drop -512 m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A loop that takes you to the hamlet of Seguins along the ridges of the Grand Luberon through Sivergues and Chastelas.

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distance 6.92 km Vertical gain +238 m Vertical drop -234 m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

At the heart of the Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve, a small easy hike on good paths. The route takes you to the picturesque Rock with Two Holes painted by Van Gogh during his stay in Saint-Paul de Mausole from May 1889 to May 1890. It offers vast panoramic views over the two slopes of the Alpilles. To the south, in clear weather the view stretches to the Mediterranean, to the north over the Montagnette, the Gard, the Mont Ventoux, etc.

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distance 7.13 km Vertical gain +196 m Vertical drop -188 m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aups - 83 - Var

A beautiful walk through various landscapes, olive trees, impressive stone walls, a pine forest, caves and cave chapels.

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distance 6.28 km Vertical gain +189 m Vertical drop -182 m Durée 2h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bagnols-en-Forêt - 83 - Var

A stroll in an exceptional place, discovering the gorges of the river Blavet and the cave of Mueron which was inhabited in the Bronze Age.
Ideal in summer and on warmer days, avoid periods of heavy rain.

Walking Gorges de Véroncle ( Download : )
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distance 5.83 km Vertical gain +303 m Vertical drop -10 m Durée 2h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The walk starts near Gordes (listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France) and passes through the Véroncle gorge to Murs and its castle.
A very pleasant, energetic walk in the ravine of the Véroncle gorges, discovering the remains of old mills from different periods along the way.
There are a few ladders and ropes, and an old sluice shaft that cannot be avoided.

Walking Aureille lookout tower ( Download : )
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distance 8.15 km Vertical gain +200 m Vertical drop -203 m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The highlight of the walk is the wonderful view from the lookout tower over the Alpilles range, giving superb photo opportunities!

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distance 11.12 km Vertical gain +264 m Vertical drop -266 m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sillans-la-Cascade - 83 - Var

The incredible waterfall and the route along the Bresque on the Sillans side.
The route along the Train des Pignes track.
Swimming in the natural pool of Salernes.

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Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 6.94 km Vertical gain +306 m Vertical drop -306 m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Tholonet - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A lovely walk which includes a chance to see Cézanne’s Windmill, to discover the ancient ruins of the Roman aqueduct and its waterfall and the Zola dam. In the distance you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire.

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The Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 7.46 km Vertical gain +211 m Vertical drop -207 m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

Very nice course with beautiful views of Lake Sainte-Croix.

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The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
distance 7.35 km Vertical gain +493 m Vertical drop -487 m Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lafare - 84 - Vaucluse

A short loop to discover these two characteristic rock formations as well as Saint-Christophe's Chapel, which protects the site, taking a less conventional route.

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distance 10.86 km Vertical gain +658 m Vertical drop -651 m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

This is a magnificent hike through the red rocks of Estérel, looking over the blue of the Mediterranean with extraordinary viewing points.

Walking Walk in the Alpilles ( Download : )
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distance 15.32 km Vertical gain +310 m Vertical drop -301 m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Starting from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a beautiful walk along large, clearly-marked, shady trails. Beautiful viewpoints over the Alpilles, the village and the château des Baux-de-Provence.
The fragrant plants of the South and also pines and even cedars.

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A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
distance 4.95 km Vertical gain +42 m Vertical drop -40 m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Antibes - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A lovely walk on the coastal path of the Cap d'Antibes. Very well laid-out, it offers superb views of the Antibes coast as well as a few architectural masterpieces such as the Château de la Croé and the Villa Eilenroc.

Walking The Rocher de Roquebrune ( Download : )
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The Rocher de Roquebrune
distance 6.44 km Vertical gain +296 m Vertical drop -296 m Durée 2h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Roquebrune-sur-Argens - 83 - Var

A short but energetic walk that is exposed towards the end. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Rocher de Roquebrune with its famous ochre colours.

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distance 11.50 km Vertical gain +1,015 m Vertical drop -1,011 m Durée 6h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Puyloubier - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

An energetic loop in Sainte-Victoire leaving from the Saint-Ser car park. The climb up goes via the east of the Bau de l'Aigle and the descent back down is via the 'Pas du Clapier'.

Walking Tour of Napoule ( Download : )
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Tour of Napoule
distance 6.37 km Vertical gain +133 m Vertical drop -135 m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mandelieu-la-Napoule - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Easy circular hike leaving from Rague port.

The hike starts by climbing up towards Mont Thurney at the entrance to the Estérel, then going downhill through a dry valley then a forest (eucalyptus and then pine trees) before reaching San Peyre and its 360° orientation table (panoramic view over the Îles de Lérins, Cannes bay and the Mercantour).

Go down through Napoule and then take the coastal path alongside the château until you reach Raguette and Rague beaches.

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The Nesque River gorges from Monieux
distance 8.32 km Vertical gain +383 m Vertical drop -378 m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Monieux - 84 - Vaucluse

The Nesque River gorges and the Saint Michel chapel starting from the Bourget Lake in Monieux.

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distance 12.04 km Vertical gain +461 m Vertical drop -454 m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Escragnolles - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Superb hiking in the back-country of Grasse.
On the program, megaliths, magnificent viewing points over the entire coast (in clear weather) and to finish, a superb waterfall in an exceptional setting.

Walking The Combe de Curnier ( Download : )
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The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24 km Vertical gain +639 m Vertical drop -643 m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

This hike on the southern slope of Mont Ventoux, narrow, wooded and always chilly, carved out by capricious waters, leads to a vast panoramic view.

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distance 6.58 km Vertical gain +327 m Vertical drop -320 m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike for everyone. You will find typical Mediterranean vegetation, protected flora and fauna. Equip yourself with good walking shoes and water. Respect nature and the silence (take your rubbish with you). Making fires, picking flowers and wild camping are strictly prohibited. Only follow the waymarking colours mentioned in the description.

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distance 11.41 km Vertical gain +747 m Vertical drop -748 m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sigale - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

This circuit is ideal on sunny days and a surprising route thanks to the diversity and beauty of the valley, which is still wild. On the northern slope, you'll appreciate the quiet atmosphere of the pine forests and the oaks that dominate the verdant agricultural plain of Sallagriffon, with a panoramic view up to the foothills of the Mercantour mountain range. On the southern slope, you'll appreciate the magnificent mineral landscapes with tremendous views of deep clues carved out by the capricious course of the rivers.

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Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
distance 5.41 km Vertical gain +191 m Vertical drop -189 m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Claviers - 83 - Var

Ascent to the Sainte-Anne Chapel, located 624 m above sea level on the western summit of the Plateau du Puy, passing by the ruins of a Ligurian oppidum. Easy hike in the Provence scrubland and forest (thyme, lavender, rock rose...)

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distance 10.00 km Vertical gain +1,093 m Vertical drop -1,096 m Durée 6h00 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

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The ochre trails of Mormoiron
distance 11.02 km Vertical gain +249 m Vertical drop -245 m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mormoiron - 84 - Vaucluse

Take a walk between Mormoiron and Villes-sur-Auzon on the trails of old ochre quarries.

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distance 5.34 km Vertical gain +152 m Vertical drop -148 m Durée 2h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A short hike around Baux-de-Provence, mostly on good trails. There is a short climb down a well-maintained rocky path. 360° views at the viewpoint (or what remains of it). The Baux cover "every angle" with many panoramic views. Return via the village with the option to pay it a visit.

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Château du Diable and the Destel Gorges in Ollioules
distance 4.98 km Vertical gain +341 m Vertical drop -334 m Durée 2h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This very challenging route takes the hiker to the site of the Château du Diable and its remarkable caves and the Destel gorges, with their astonishing giant's kettles or cauldrons.
Nice sections with chains or ropes.

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distance 16.02 km Vertical gain +399 m Vertical drop -392 m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hiking in the Alpilles, starting from the Eyguières bullring.
A quiet start among olive trees and cicadas at the foot of the Opies.
You'll discover the old Romanière sheep pens.
The ascent starts on a beautiful path through the maquis and ends with a little climb to finish at the Tour de Guet where a magnificent 360° view awaits you.
You can also visit the vestiges of Villa Gallo Romaine.

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distance 10.35 km Vertical gain +694 m Vertical drop -708 m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Digne-les-Bains - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Long north-south oriented ridge, the Barre des Dourbes ridge separates the basin of Digne-les-Bains from the Barrême syncline.
Rising in stages over twenty kilometres, culminating Pic de Couar some 1988 m above sea level.

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distance 12.73 km Vertical gain +484 m Vertical drop -485 m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Collobrières - 83 - Var

A walk through the crests of the Maures forest.
A breathtaking landscape taking in the Mediterranean and the Alps.

Walking The Colorado of Rustrel ( Download : )
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distance 5.16 km Vertical gain +90 m Vertical drop -93 m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

A colourful visit to a place known as the Colorado of Provence.

Walking Mont Ventoux - le Rat ( Download : )
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distance 9.55 km Vertical gain +179 m Vertical drop -185 m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Discover the vegetation's biodiversity of the Mont Ventoux.
From Bedoin, take the road (by car) leading to the Mont Ventoux.
Cross the remarkable cedar's forest then the beech forest will appear.
Continue (approx. 10km) until you find a car park on the right-hand side. (Jas des Melettes)

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The National Forest of the Colle du Rouët and the Trou de Gournié waterfall on the river Endre
distance 9.66 km Vertical gain +65 m Vertical drop -66 m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Muy - 83 - Var

A pleasant walk letting you discover the National Forest of the Colle du Rouët, the Trou de Gournié, also called Cascade de l'Endre and the river Endre.

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distance 9.25 km Vertical gain +568 m Vertical drop -573 m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike to the heights of Ollioules and Sanary, off the beaten track. Exceptional views over the on the coast of La Ciotat in Porquerolles, and the interior of La Cadiere d'Azur in Revest, the chain of the Sainte Baume ridges and the gorges of Ollioules.
The path alternates between shaded areas in the Mediterranean scrubland and parts where the sun heats the limestones of the La Colle massif.

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The Peaks of Cap Roux, Aurelle and Ours via Sainte-Baume Chapel
distance 19.58 km Vertical gain +953 m Vertical drop -950 m Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike in the Esterel Massif where you can discover Sainte Baume and its chapel and the beautiful viewpoint on Cap Roux peak, and then reach Ours Peak going via Aurelle Peak.

Walking On the heights of Velleron ( Download : )
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distance 5.67 km Vertical gain +136 m Vertical drop -135 m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Velleron - 84 - Vaucluse

A short family walk on the heights of Velleron to discover numerous dry-stone terraces in reasonably good condition.

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distance 12.79 km Vertical gain +774 m Vertical drop -772 m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Gilette - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Gilette and La Clue.
From the village of Gillette, perched on a rocky outcrop, this walk takes you to the medieval bridge of La Cerise (scenes from the film "The Hunchback" were shot here in 1997) and then winds through the Estéron gorges.

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distance 14.36 km Vertical gain +447 m Vertical drop -448 m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in La Palud-sur-Verdon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A hike in Pays du Verdon that takes ancient Roman roads, runs alongside an abandoned village and a chapel sheltered by rocks with magnificent landscapes.

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The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
distance 8.04 km Vertical gain +206 m Vertical drop -206 m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A circuit on the north slope of the Alpilles on good tracks nice, overlooking cross-shaded valleys and ridges that offer views on all sides of the Alpilles. The view goes far beyond this. The tour starts with a track which “keeps its cards close to its chest”. Apart from the return by the GR 6, you will meet few if any other people on this route that is far off the beaten track.

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distance 3.20 km Vertical gain +79 m Vertical drop -87 m Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Artignosc-sur-Verdon - 83 - Var

A pretty walk off the beaten path. The views are breathtaking in diverse landscapes, all from the beautiful little hilltop village of Artignosc-sur-Verdon.

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distance 14.43 km Vertical gain +337 m Vertical drop -335 m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike starting from Ventabren Village, heading downhill and crossing Arc River to head up the hill on the other side reaching a stunning panoramic view over Mont Ventoux, Eguilles Village, the Aqueduc de Roquefavour Bridge, Sainte-Victoire Mountain and l'Etoile mountain range with the Pilon du Roi.

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distance 10.14 km Vertical gain +104 m Vertical drop -106 m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A very easy walk. The first part up to the dam, very pleasant and shady. There's not shade on second part until you arrive, so wear hats in sunny weather.
Numerous birds and in particular grey herons, cormorants, swans etc. are visible near the water and on the banks of the Rhone.

Walking Lagnes discovery trail ( Download : )
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distance 4.87 km Vertical gain +133 m Vertical drop -132 m Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lagnes - 84 - Vaucluse

A pleasant trail, largely in the shade of the forest, to explore Lagnes, its landscapes and points of interest.

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distance 9.33 km Vertical gain +441 m Vertical drop -437 m Durée 3h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Taillades - 84 - Vaucluse

A fine loop starting from Les Taillades. You will walk through varied scenery such as the Source of the Boulon, the cliffs of the Petit Luberon, the Rochers de Baude cliff and the Badarel Gorge, the Carpentras Canal and the old village. This walk is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. See the “Useful information” section.

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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse by the Oppidum de Bondelon and the Galas Aqueduct
distance 7.69 km Vertical gain +175 m Vertical drop -181 m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - 84 - Vaucluse

A circuit on old cart tracks with ruts worn in the stone (“rodans”), then along the Carpentras Canal and over the Galas Aqueduct. Splendid views over the Sorgue and an opportunity to visit the village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

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La Colle loop (Autour de la Colle), Esparron-de-Verdon
distance 5.00 km Vertical gain +115 m Vertical drop -113 m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Esparron-de-Verdon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

On this hike you will be rewarded with beautiful views into the village of Esparron-de-Verdon and across to the hills of the Verdon Canyon. Enjoy the flowers, butterflies and olive trees as well as an optional visit to see the village chateau and church.

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Cap Ferrat Coastline Circuit, French Riviera
distance 6.36 km Vertical gain +92 m Vertical drop -98 m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

In 2012 the Cap Ferrat peninsula was named as the second most expensive residential location in the world after Monaco!! This walk takes you around it’s beautiful coastal path, with stunning views out into the Mediterranean. You will pass countless sets of stone steps on your way round, tempting you down towards the turquoise waters of the peninsula’s many hidden coves and bays.

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Promenade des Anglais, Nice
distance 8.94 km Vertical gain +75 m Vertical drop -84 m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nice - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

This walk takes you along the entire length of the promenade in Nice, between the harbour and Parc Phoenix next to the airport. You will also explore Castle Hill Park (Parc de la Colline du Château), a 19 hectare maze of greenery perched high up above Nice old town, with many areas to be discovered including an impressive waterfall.

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Between Lacoste and Ménerbes
distance 14.02 km Vertical gain +223 m Vertical drop -215 m Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lacoste (Vaucluse) - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike on little-known tracks in the districts of Lacoste, Goult and Ménerbes. An overview of nearly ten centuries of history, comprising the chapel, the old abbey and the castle.