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VALDEBLORE 06

LA COLMIANE
Office de tourisme, La Roche
Tel +33 (0)4 93 23 25 90
Fax +33 (0)4 93 23 25 91  Contact

Description
Situated 1h15 from Nice, La Colmiane is one of the closest resorts to the coast, which is ideal for locals as well as for tourists, and especially for beginners.

On the Mercantour national park's doorstep, at an altitude of 1450 metres (up to 1800 metres for the skiing slopes), La Colmiane resort is part of a small number of villages forming the district of Valdeblore. The other neighbouring villages are La Bolline at 1000m, La Roche at 1100m and St Dalmas at 1300m.

It is also situated a mere 10 kms from Saint-Martin Vésubie (http://www.saintmartinvesubie.fr) , the Alpha time of the wolf village, a 20 hectares park in splendid scenery, in the heart of the forest, dedicated to the history of wolves and where, if you are lucky, you can see some close up in a safe environment.

You can find a few shops and ski equipment rental, bars and restaurants, and accommodation at La Colmiane.

Created in 1960, the resort has undertaken various improvements over the past few years to improve the ski domain, notably the installation of a conveyor belt in the beginner's area.

Advantages for families:
- A small family resort.
- Cheaper ski chair/lift tickets than in the area's large resorts.
- Safe sledging area.
- Kid's ski club for 3 to 7 years old.
- One of the coast's closest resorts.

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ISOLA 06

ISOLA 2000
Office de tourisme, Immeuble Le Pelevos
Tel +33 (0)4 93 23 15 15
Fax +33 (0)4 93 23 14 25  Contact

Description
Isola 2000 is one of the biggest skiing resorts in the Alpes Maritimes and thanks to its altitude of 2000m it is the station with the highest snowfall.

1h30 drive from Nice, it is an ideal station for tourists as well as local residents.

The station is of 70s design and its centre is concentrated around the French Skiing School (ESF), and an underground shop and restaurant complex.

There are mainly large residences of flats but also neighbourhoods with chalets situated a few hundred meters from the centre.

The advantages for families:
- The biggest skiing domain in the Alpes Maritimes
- A multitude of restaurants a the bottom of the skiing slopes, which is fantastic for those who do not ski and wish to keep an eye on the others from a sunbathed terrace, or for a skiers' well deserved break.
- As of week 52 in 2007 there will be a new kids area at the bottom of the skiing slope with a sledging area, a beginners skiing zone and 2 conveyor belts.
- A hotel with children's club at the bottom of the skiing slopes.
- A nursery and kids club

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ANTIBES 06

MINI RALLYE DECOUVERTE - MINI DISCOVERY TREASURE HUNT
Accueil touristique du Viel Antibes, 32 Bd d'Aiguillon
Tel +33 (0)4 93 34 65 65
Fax +33 (0)4 97 23 11 11  Contact

Description
With friends, family or alone, if you are the inquisitive sort, or love a challenge... come and take part in the discovery treasure hunt of Old Antibes.

A great way to discover the old town with your children with the help of questions & clues hidden in the shops.

Children: from 7 years with an adult every Wednesday at 3pm.

Reserve in advance.

Méolans-Revel 04

OUEDS & RIOS
Le Village le Martinet
Tel (0)4 92 85 58 29 / 06 12 51 21 42  Contact

Description
Are you a water sports adventurer??

Take on the Ubaye River in Barcelonnette valley with a guide doing Rafting, Canoe-raft, Kayak-raft, riverboarding or Canyoning!

Beginners to experts, friends and families, are welcome. Oueds&Rios are also pleased to welcome children who can swim!

On this website you will find some good family options:
- Family Raft : 2 children + 2 adults : 112€
- Ubaye Découverte : choose 2 activities : 65€
- Family Aventure : full day : 500€/8 people

Group discounts for over 6 people.

LEVENS 06

HOMME SAUVAGE
104 Ave Vincent Delpuech
Tel + 33 (0)4 93 91 31 32 / 06 09 01 54 83  Contact

Description
Do you like water sports? Maybe you are an adventurer or you just want to relax in our beautiful Mediterranean Sea?

If so, come along to enjoy the wonderful natural environment of the PACA region doing rafting, river-kayak, sea-kayak or canoeing.

Homme Sauvage welcome you as a family or with friends and takes charge to ensure the fun is combined with safety. Of course, children who can swim are welcome!

Prices: half-day (3-4h) water sports for only 40€ per person or full-day (6-7h) for only 70€ per person.
And if you do not want to travel light, Homme Sauvage can provide a picnic and drinks for 15€ per person.

The equipment and insurance are also included in the price.

It's time to have fun like a fish in water!

LE CASTELLET 83

ROYAUME DES ARBRES (LE)
RD407
Tel +33 (0)4 94 74 34 67 / (0)6 86 45 32 21 / (0)6 86
Fax +33 (0)4 94 74 34 67
ROYAUME DES ARBRES (LE)  Contact

Drinks sold Picnic Car park Dogs on leads Parties Pushchair access WC Leisure activities

Description
The Royaume des Arbres, with 200 adventure workshops and 10 adventure tracks is spread over 2 sites: Le Castellet in the Var and Charleval in Provence.

They allow kids (from 2 1/2 yrs and 90 cm tall) to experience the joys of Tarzan's life and adults to find a combination of sport and a beautiful and unusual outdoor experience.

Different levels are organised: kids, juniors, adults and sporty.

The parks are open all year except the Christmas week, every day during school holidays and on Wednesdays and at weekends the rest of the year. Open from 9am to 7pm in the summer and from 10am to 6pm in the winter

The Parc du Castellet with its 200 adventure workshops and 10 adventure tracks is located next to the famous Paul Ricard race track. It boasts 2 giant Tyroliennes of 250m & 150m long and 25m high.

The parc de Charleval has 120 adventure workshops and is very close to the public open air swimming pool. A joint pass is available in the summer so that you can enjoy both activities.

Le Royaume des Arbres also organises other adventure outings: caving for the 5's and over (Signe, Meounes, St Baume), cannyoning for the 6's and over (Alpes Maritimes, Ubaye, Haut Verdon) and cliff treks from 10 years (on the Cassis cliffs).

Look at their internet site for full details on the activity restrictions and advice: how many people you must be to take part, the price, the necessary equipment etc.

It is also possible to organise weekend outings staying in a gite

VALDEBLORE 06

PIQUE-NIQUE VALDEBLORE/COLMIANE

Tel +33 (0)4 93 23 25 90  Contact

Restaurant Drinks sold Picnic Car park Dogs on leads Pushchair access WC Leisure activities

Description
Come and discover this charming mountain village just over a 1 hour drive from Nice, perfect for a family day out with children of all ages.

Many different walking paths are near by and suitable for a gentle family stroll or a more energetic trek.

Begin with a picnic by a small lake, a short and easy10 minute walk from the car park. It is prohibited to swim but the surroundings are magnificent and you can take a ball to play with or go for one of the longer walks from this point.

For those who prefer having a proper toilet on hand rather than disappearing behind a tree, a public one is in the village a quick 5 minute walk away.

You can combine the walks with mini-golf and a go on the adventure playground, a pony ride or a bounce on a trampoline. The more energetic ones can drive a few minutes further to the starting point of the summer toboggan slope.

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