Environment

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Between sea and mountain, 14 kilometers from beaches, Tourrettes-sur-Loup is located, where, a century ago, violets chose to grow. Still today the cultivation of this delicate flower constitutes one of the main activities and the extent of production earned the village its title City of Violets. Settled on a rocky buttress with overhanging precipices, this medieval village, whose climate is ideal in all seasons, has reached us intact up to this day.

Every year, the season closes with the “Violet Festival”, which takes this year place on the weekend of February 25th. The streets of the village are animated from 9.30am onwards with typical local music and dancing. The village is covered in flowers and feels full of the joys of the beginning of spring.

A fortified site in the 11th century, with houses forming ramparts, Tourrettes possesses an original architectural richness linked around a half-moon central route.

Appreciated by film producers from 1925, Tourrettes became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers and poets, and saw a creation revival in the fifties...

Artisan weavers settled there and, in their impetus, attracted other disciplines of quality. Today, more than thirty workshops and galleries make it a place of high standing for arts and crafts on the French

Gourdon

Gourdon access is already quite an adventure. You have to take the vertiginous Gorges du Loup, dominated by cliffs 700 meters high, taking the time to stop at the waterfall of Saut du Loup to a halt very refreshing in the summer, before passing through the hamlet of Bridge wolf, the climate for crops of orange, olive trees and fragrant plants, part of the town.

From there you can choose to walk up to Gourdon, by taking the old "Chemin du Paradis", which was once a mule trail: attention, vertical drop of over 500 meters, but heaven is down the road! The less courageous remain in their cars to meet quietly one of the most beautiful villages in France ... and certainly one of the attractions of the Côte d'Azur.

Archetype of the village perched eyrie on the end of a rocky outcrop with an extraordinary panoramic view of over 80 miles of coast between the sea and Nice Théoule, Gourdon form a remarkably harmonious medieval houses white stone that crowd around their castle, all beautifully restored and maintained ... Without question, Gourdon is a happy village which have examined all the good fairies of Creation!

And even the good fairies of trade, given the number of craft shops waiting obviously the tourist: perfumes and sopas, honey, nougat and gingerbread, art glass and silk painting.

Eze

Èze, renowned tourist site on the French Riviera, is famous worldwide for the view of the sea from its hill top. Its Jardin botanique d'Èze is known for its collection of cactus and succulents, as well as its panoramic views.

The small medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. Its many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants attract a large number of tourists and honeymooners. As a result Èze has become a "museum village", few local residents live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Fragonard perfume factory has a sales outlet here.

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St. Paul de Vence

Standing on its rocky outcrop and surrounded by ramparts, the beauty of her sweet life and exceptional light has inspired many artists, writers, poets and painters ...

You lose pleasure in the maze of narrow streets, small squares, ancient fountains, its porches and windows delicately worked to the delight of photographers. Vous vous perdrez avec plaisir dans le lacis de ses ruelles, ses petites places, ses fontaines anciennes, ses porches et fenêtres délicatement ouvragés qui font le bonheur des photographesVous pourrez également visiter quelques ateliers d'artisans d'art, galeries ou musées et faire un peu de shopping dans les boutiques provençales. You can also visit some workshops of craftsmen, galleries and museums and do some shopping in Provençal boutiques.