Walk 115 – Paillon National Forest (La forêt domaniale du Paillon), Berre-Les-Alpes, France – 8.4 miles

A varied and interesting hike through the forestry high above the village of L’Escarène in the Alpes-Maritimes area of southern France. Reaching an altitude of 762 m (2,500 ft) the views are simply incredible. Use the information boards to identify the many different species of plants which can be found along the route. Take care on the final section across the slippery grey marl hillside!

Walk 49 – Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France – 5.5 miles

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. 

Walk 48 – Cap Ferrat Coastline Circuit, French Riviera – 4 miles

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.

Walk 46 – Discovery Path (Sentier Découverte), Esparron-de-Verdon, France – 3 miles

A peaceful walk allowing you to discover some magical parts of this area. Start by taking some time to admire the beautiful 13th century Château d’Esparron and the roman architecture of the neighbouring church, Église Saint-André. Then head off-road where you will find a variety of flora and fauna typcial of the region, and be treated to a bird’s eye view of the stunning lake, Lac d’Esparron. Dip your toes in it’s crystal clear waters and take a picnic!

Walk 47 – La Colle loop (Autour de la Colle), Esparron-de-Verdon, France – 3.2 miles

A good hike on a mixture of cobbled streets, minor surfaced roads, stoney tracks, and one section leading uphill through more overgrown terrain. You will be rewarded with beautiful views into the village of Esparron-du-Verdon and across to the hills of the Gorges du Verdon. Enjoy the flowers, buttlerlies and olive trees as well as an optional visit to see the village chateau and church.