La Colmiane

In summer, the skifield at La Colmaine operates a luge, and its also possible to rent a bike for downhill mountain bike riding. The luge is 1670m long and makes a 400m vertical drop. Speak to the tourist office just off the main road on the route to the chairlift. […]

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Col de Castillon

The main route from La Turbie to Sospel goes through a tunnel. If you’re a driving enthusiast with a sports car and into winding mountain roads, you might like to skip the tunnel and go over the top instead, adding around 15 minutes to your trip. […]

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La Bollène-Vésubie

La Bollène-Vésubie is a quiet village of just 600 inhabitants, so while it’s a pleasant place, don’t expect to find any rocking nightlife here. The emphasis here is on the beautiful setting, and so the best thing to do is to go hiking on one of the many trails you’ll find in the area. Down […]

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Col de Turini

The route from Sospel to La Bollène-Vésubie leads over the 1607m high Col de Turini. The road is smooth, winding and beautiful. If the road up to the Col from Sospel is fun, coming down the other side is superb. The route is quite famous, being a part of the annual Monte Carlo rally. […]

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Grasse

Grasse offers generally pleasant scenery, and is a more relaxed alternative to the glitz along the coast. Its best known for its perfumeries, which include Fragonard Perfume – who operate 20 minute factory tour, that their website interestingly claims to offer in ‘all European languages.’ I’m not sure if that includes Basque, Finnish and Hungarian […]

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Sospel

Sospel itself is a fairly small town, though its a pleasant place to have something to eat or take a cup of coffee. The Baroque Cathedral of St Michel is worth seeing. Keen history enthusiasts might want to try out this walking tour (external link). […]

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Tropaeum Alpium

La Turbie is known for the Tropaeum Alpium, or in French, the Trophée des Alpes, a ‘Victory Monument of the Alps’ built by the Roman emperor Augustus in c. 6 BC. […]

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The Ridge Road – La Palud

The Ridge Road (Route des Crêtes) is a 23km loop from La Palud-Sur-Verdon, taking in some of the best high views of the gorge. Pure driving time is under an hour, but with stops the drives takes much longer. The road can be narrow at times, and winds narrowly against the cliffs’ edges, so do […]

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