Top 3 things to do in Valdeblore La Colmiane

Visiter Valdeblore la Colmiane

Mercantour getaways in the hinterland of Nice: what to see and do in Valdeblore la Colmiane?

The last commune in the Alpes-Maritimes on the border withItaly, Valdeblore covers 94.16 km² – an area the size of Paris – and has a population of 870. Situated high in the Mercantour mountains, the commune includes several Val de Blore villages, including La Colmiane, a famous winter sports resort.

A visit to Valdeblore la Colmiane means enjoying sporting activities in the heart of nature, summer and winter, just an hour from the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Perched at an altitude of 1500-1800 metres, the resort has everything to seduce its aficionados: all year round, all sports are in the spotlight. There’s so much to do, it’s hard to know what to do at Valdeblore la Colmiane!

1. Les Folies du Lac festival

Les Folies du Lac, Valdeblore

Photo credit: Cote d’Azur

If you’re in the area to visit Valdeblore la Colmiane in July, don’t miss the « Les folies du lac » festival. Since 2001, this festival has been offering three days of free open-air concerts at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park: the ideal natural setting for enjoying cool musical evenings, far from the tourist hustle and bustle of an overcrowded coastline. Perhaps you’ll see the Orchestre régional de Cannes-Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Richard Galliano or, among others, the Chœurs du Mercantour. Classical music, jazz and international variety will appeal to all music lovers, including birds passing through the region.

2. The winter sports resort

Ski, Valdeblore La Colmiane

Photo credit: ESF La Colmiane-Boréon

Situated at altitudes of between 1,500 and 1,800 meters, there’s something for every snow lover to enjoy. Skiing – with the possibility of spending your snowflakes at the French ski school – snow cannons, half-pipe for freestyle, airbag, snowboard, snowshoeing, toboggan run, and the must: a giant 2.6-kilometer zip line, taking you up to 120 km/h, thrills guaranteed!

3. Summer activities at Valdeblore la Colmiane

Via Ferrata, Valdeblore la Colmiane

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When nature reclaims its rights after freezing all winter under its thick ermine coat, you can visit Valdeblore la Colmiane, just a stone’s throw from the Vésubie, in a wide, sunny valley surrounded by mountains and dotted with gigantic forests. A breathtaking array of wildlife awaits you on your hikes: chamois, ibex, marmots and birds of prey. A dream setting for panoramic views of the Mercantour mountain range and the Vésubie and Valdeblore valleys.

How do I get to Valdeblore la Colmiane?

From Nice, take the freeway to the Nice St Isidore exit (N°52), then take the M6202 towards Digne. At the Mescla bridge, turn right onto the M2205, then, after La Bollinette, turn right onto the M2565. You can also get to Valdeblore by bus, again from Nice: take line 730, the fare is €1.50.

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Where to stay in Valdeblore la Colmiane?

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