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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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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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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Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul de Vence is a very pretty, though also very touristic medieval village – indeed, among the most-visited villages in France. Saint-Paul Tourist Office (just off Place Neuve, by the main entrance to the village) runs 9 themed walking tours, 60-90 mins in length. The White Penitents Chapel, at the centre of the village by […]

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