Parc Naturel Régional du

Situated on the boundary of the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Var departments, the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon’s territory covers a total area of 180 000 hectares. Represented by the Verdon River, the territory is rural, with rich cultural, natural and historical heritage resources attracting tourists from all over the world...

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Communauté de communes
du Moyen Verdon

Communauté de communes du Moyen Verdon

The Communauté de Communes is responsible for the hiking trails’ upkeep and takes care of the development and promotion of all sorts of activities such as pedestrian, equestrian, mountain bike, snowshoe hiking, etc.

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The Ecogardes Program

The Ecogardes program of the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon was founded in 2002. Being a seasonal operation, it allows local elected representatives “to put a face” on the Parc and familiarize numerous visitors with the preciousness and fragility of the Verdon’s heritage.

During summer, mass tourism contributes to the deterioration of natural landscapes. The écogardes are there to welcome, inform and raise public awareness. They prevent incidents on dangerous routes, advise on the appropriate hiking equipment, establish visitor movement protocols, and ensure the watch of hiking trails.

Ecogardes du PNRVPaysage du Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon

Finally, écogardes encourage visitors to discover other areas than most frequented ones during other seasons. Taking part in the emergence of Verdon’s different image, they support all actors involved in sustainable development.

In July and August you will find them on the hiking trails as well as at the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon’s Information Point in Castellane.

Contact: Renaud BATISSE, the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon’s écogarde coordinator, 04 92 74 68 00, rbatisse[at]

Ecogardes du Verdon’s advice: Have you thought of everything?

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Check the local weather forecast before heading out:

- Alpes de Haute-Provence : 08 92 68 02 04

- Var : 08 92 68 02 83

  • Tell your family or friends where you are going and when you are supposed to be back.

Have you packed?

  • At least 2 liters of water per person
  • A sun hat
  • A map to guide you
  • A sunscreen
  • A bag to collect your garbage
  • A flashlight (especially if you are going to take the Blanc-Martel hiking trail)
  • Some cereal or fruit bars, dried fruits and nuts