A land of brilliant-white canyons and clues (narrow slot canyons), aquamarine pools and wild mountains, all just a short drive from the busy Côte d’Azur.
Alpes-Maritimes Swim Highlights
Pure white rocks and plunge pools with aquamarine water. A swimmers’ and adventurers’ paradise.
Clue de Pierrefeu
Secluded gorge with little pools and slides that are perfect for children, and sufficiently tucked away for a naked dip.
Clue du Riolan
This tributary of the Esteron has carved intricate caves, tubs and tufa-lined waterfalls. A magical place to explore and swim.
Pont de la Cerise
Secluded swimming location beneath a bridge in the heart of the Esteron valley. A deep long pool leads down into the great white gorges below.
Ruisseau de Planfaé
Superb tufa-lined waterfalls in remote mountainous country behind Nice.
Ravine de Redebraus
A perfect set of plunge pools beneath a mossy waterfall with clear water and a great jumping place. Idyllic and perfect for children.
L’infernet, le Suquet
This dramatic narrow gorge leads to a deep pool in a huge cave chamber, with a long slide into the water from above.
Lac des Merveilles
High in the mountains with mysterious prehistoric runes carved into the rocks.
Superb lake with beach bar, campsite and mountain views on the banks of the river Var.