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1. Posted by juu (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

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Hi,

We'll be going from Milan (where we have friends) to Provence on vacation and staying at campgrounds. We'll have about 2 weeks.

We probably plan to visit some national parks while we're there for some hiking (nothing too extreme, just some daywalks in the mountains).

I was wondering if any of you knew which gateway towns we should plan to find campgrounds at where there would be a choice of them near those National Parks and that would be near the trails.

Also, we probably don't want to visit all three, more like one or two - which one or ones to skip?

Best regards,
Juu.

2. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

Hi
here is a good gateway for mercantour : "Saint martin de vesubie"
you have to know that you can't enter in the mercantour parc without a guide...
cheers
Philippe

3. Posted by juu (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Are you sure?

I didn't see that stated for example here:
http://www.parcsnationaux-fr.com/visites/flash.asp?b_langue=en

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 14, 2007, at 5:11 AM by juu ]

4. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

hi juu
well, you better call the parc administration, this information is coming from people who were there a couple of years ago...
Philippe

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 14, 2007, at 8:08 AM by philophil ]