Best bird watching trails in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Top trails (109)
#1 - Calanques de Port Miou, Port Pin et d'En Vaut
Calanques National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
It is a magnificent path that crosses the Calanques National Park. It can get very crowded in high season, but a lot of people only go to the first bay / Calanque and stop there. The views on this road are spectacular and you will have the opportunity to take swimming breaks.Show more
#2 - Lower Gorges du Verdon
Verdon Regional Natural Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
This trail begins along the old Verdon canal system running alongside the Verdon River and leads to the Saint Maxime Chapel. This trail can be turned into a smaller loop or an out and back from the Chapel. Children are not recommended on this journey and dogs are prohibited. Please be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp as there will be some dark canyons and caves to pass through. There will be certain portions of the journey that could be closed off to protect the bats living in this area.Show more
#3 - Pic du Cap Roux
Le Parc Départemental de l'Estérel
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
This is a magnificent hike that will offer you views of the red rocks of the Estérel. These rocks plunge into the blue of the Mediterranean Sea.Show more
#4 - Cape Dramont
Saint-Raphael, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Here is a colorful hike between the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the reddish rocks of the land. The first part of the hike is rocky terrain and this trail can be rated as difficult but gives you a great view of the sea. The second part of the trail is quite smooth.Show more
#5 - Forêt des Cèdres and Arche du Portalas
Luberon Regional Natural Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Nice hike, fairly easy, through beautiful old trees.Show more
#6 - Cap Lardier and Cap Taillat Coastal Path
Gigaro, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Beautiful hike along the sea on a beautifully preserved coast. The trail is fairly easy, but there are sections which can be very dangerous. This trail can be shortened or turned back and forth at any time.Show more
#7 - Coastal path of Cap Taillat
Ramatuelle, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
The Cap Taillat trail is part of a network of much longer coastal trails in the region that stretches both southwest and northeast. The trail can be started at various points along the way as there is ample parking on the road alongside it.Show more
#8 - Le Trayas - Pic de L'ours
Miramar, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
The trail is indicated by a sign simply saying Pic de l'Ours. This hike offers magnificent views of the Esterel, Haut Var and Mercantour. This trail is a great way to discover the panoramas of the Massif de l'Estére. Pay particular attention to the descent sections.Show more
#9 - Marseille - Cassis over Les Crêtes
Calanques National Park
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 8 h 27 m
The route goes through: Beouveyre, Marseilleveyre, Dead Man Plateau, Sormiou Pass, Morgiou Pass, Crete des Escampons, Col de Sugiton (Luminy), Candelle, Mont Puget bypass, Crest Estrets, Gardiole Pass, Cassis.Show more
#10 - Western Porquerolles Coastal Loop
Porquerolles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
This coastal loop explores the western side of Porquerolles Island. This trail leaves from the port when you will arrive via ferry/boat. You will walk along the island roads for just under a mile until you reach the footpath. There are connecting trails to further explore the inner portion of the western loop, as well as trails and roads exploring the eastern side of the island. This trail can easily be shortened or started from various other points along the way. If you are not leaving from the ferry, your route on foot will begin at just about .8 mile (just under the 1 mile point) into the route mapped here.Show more
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