Tour 4: The hill-villages of the western Riviera
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We start the day with a panoramic drive along the seaside in the direction of Antibes. There you will see the picturesque Provençal market which takes place every morning (except on Mondays) and where you can try some of the local specialties. Antibes has the biggest yacht harbor in Europe and plenty of charming narrow alleys
From there we drive all the way up into the gorgeous upper Loup-valley. On top of the valley is located Gourdon which is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of France. The “balcony of the Côte d’Azur” as it is often called offers a breathtaking view over good part of the Riviera.
After a visit and lunch in this beautiful place we continue the journey through the breathtaking Loup Canyon which offers spectacular panoramas. You certainly will enjoy this drive.
Depending on your interests, we can then either visit :
Tourrettes sur Loup, the capital of violet growings in France. The old houses in the village have their own individual charm and none of their windows look alike. Tourrettes is known for its many galleries, art boutiques and specialty shops where you can taste the candied violet flowers or violet ice cream.
St Paul, one of the most visited villages of France. The solid ramparts that surround St Paul testify of its important military past in the 16th century. There you can enjoy a walk through the “Rue Droite”, the main-street of St Paul, feel the wonderful atmosphere of this unique village and watch the petanque players that throw their balls on Yves Montand’s most beloved “Boule”- square.
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