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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Eze

The medieval village of Eze is perched above fine views of the sea. The streets are busy with tourists, but worth wandering. There are many shops selling crafts and trinkets, though all at tourist prices. Located in Eze is Jardin Exotique. Eze village is also known home to some renowned perfumeries […]

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Moyenne Corniche

The views all along the Moyenne Corniche are exceptional, If you can’t get enough, then just after passing through the tunnel from Nice, a 2km drive up a one lane road leads to an excellent viewpoint, away from the traffic; Viewpoint St Michel. […]

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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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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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Castellane

By virtue of its location at the gateway of Les Gorges du Verdon, Castellane is distinctively a summer town, and its population during this season is over ten times that of winter. In summer, there is an abundance of restaurants to choose from. Perched high on a rock that overlooks the town is the Chapel […]

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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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