The marmots of the Mercantour

marmot spotted at Mercantour National Park (French Alps) near the hamlet of Roubion last fall. The first image below was published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Location: Vignols, France

Perched on a mountain

A view of Roubion, a traditional alpine village high perched on the edge of a sheer cliff in the French Alps. Together with the remarkable nature surrounding it, this lovely hamlet situated on the buffer zone of the Mercantour National Park is a must-see. To learn more about this original travel destination, you can read:  A first-time exploration of the Mercantour from the town of Roubion.

Location: Roubion, France