Retrouvance Stay

Looking to disconnect? Pack your rucksack for a 6-day, 5-night stay in the heart of the Haut Verdon mountains and Mercantour National Park. On the program: hiking, fresh air, calm and letting go.

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Every day

A new journey

Why settle for just one trip when Retrouvance offers 6!

At each stage, discover new landscapes and taste new atmospheres. Sparkling lakes, crystal-clear springs, secret forests, alpine meadows and peaks over 3000m high are just some of the natural wonders that await you. And every evening, you’ll be amazed as the stars put on their most beautiful lights.

Day or night, a change of scenery is guaranteed!

Technical data

  • Guided itinerant hikes
  • 6 days / 5 nights from June 20 to September 17
  • 740 € / adult full board
  • From age 14
  • From 500 to 970 metres depending on the stage
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Take it easy, we'll take care of everything

Embark on Retrouvance Adventure for a 100% natural holiday, filled with common sense. Follow the guide who will take you off the beaten track, away from the crowded mountains.

Choose a relaxing, unplugged option (no phone calls!) in one of France’s most beautiful natural sites: the Mercantour National Park. You don’t have to cross the planet to enjoy this unique experience. And don’t be surprised if you come across wildlife along the way.

Thanks to our all-inclusive, full-board formula, we take care of all the logistics. So relax, your only concern is to enjoy your Retrouvance holiday to the full!

Did you know?

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Take as much as you like with you, as luggage transport is included at every stage.

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Your itinerary!

Day 1: Thorame-Haute Peyresq
500 m ascent / 3h walk

Day 2: Peyresq Congerman / 970 m D+ / 8h walk

Day 3: Congerman la Fruchière / 700 m D+ / 7h walk

Day 4: La Fruchière Col des Champs Couesto
750 m D+ / 6h30 walk

Day 5: Couesto Garrets 800 m D+ / 7h00 walk

Day 6: Les Garrets Lac d’Allos Colmars
600 m D+ / 5h30 walk

On a journey, it’s not the destination that counts, but always the path taken, and especially the detours.

Philippe Pollet-Villard, French director, screenwriter, writer and actor.

3 good reasons to book

A friendly, authentic stay!

Accommodation in traditional, comfortable forest lodges in the heart of nature.

And recipes with Alpine and Provencal influences, for 100% local cuisine.

Support from qualified professionals!

A safe trip with the service of a certified mountain leader, passionate and enthusiastic, as well as a logistician throughout the trip.

Discover unspoilt nature!

The Mercantour National Park is one of the most famous in France, for the beauty of its landscapes and its biodiversity.

And the prestigious Lac d’Allos, ranked Europe’s largest high-altitude lake.

Further information

Departure dates

In June

  • June 19 to 24, 2023
  • June 26 to July 01, 2023

In July

  • July 10 to 15, 2023
  • July 17 to 22, 2023
  • July 24 to 29, 2023
  • July 31 to August 05, 2023

In August

  • August 07 to 12, 2023
  • August 14 to 19, 2023
  • August 21 to 26, 2023

In September

  • September 10 to 15, 2023
  • September 11 to 16, 2023

Stay details

Price includes:

accommodation including bed linen and meals as described, drinks (hot, cold, aperitif, wine), supervision, baggage transport, transfers necessary for the normal progress of the hike, the trip on the Pignes train from Thorame-Haute to the Peyresq stop.

Price does not include:

personal expenses, insurance, transportation to and from the meeting point.


Meeting point:

Thorame station.

Attention from Digne-les-Bains to Thorame gare, the train of the Chemins de fer de Provence will be replaced by a bus for an indefinite period.


Free parking at Thorame station. Train journey to Peyresc station, then itinerary on foot.


The Mercantour National Park is a protected area.
its regulations


Standard hiking gear is all you need.
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