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The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 400 h.

30km North West of Nice, on the N202 to Carros, and then the D2209 and D1.

Bouyon, house

A true look out post at the confluence of the Rivers Var and Esteron, from its height of 850m, Bouyon offers wonderful panoramic views over the Alps.

Bouyon - chapel

Wander down the vaulted streets of the village and you'll discover plenty of pleasant little squares, in particular the church square reached by taking the covered walkway from the Michelis Lefranc square which is guarded by the portcullis of the former chateau.

From here you have a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside

Bouyon, houses

Don't leave Bouyon before visiting the the communal bread oven which is still in use. You won't be able to resist the odours, reminiscent of days gone by!

What to see:

Chapels des Pénitents, Saint-Pons, Saint-Roch.
Saint-Etienne oratorio.
ND de l'assomption and St Trophime Churches rebuilt in 1887 after the famous earthquake.
The Cherry bridge on the River Esteron. Remains of the medieval chateau.
Ancient Roman road.

Leisure activities:

Hiking. Mountain-Biking. Tennis.
Fishing , of course the boulodrome.
Vilage fair in June and August (with slow procession !!!).


Holiday rentals. Gites.

Neighbouring towns and villages:

Bézaudun les Alpes (5km) , Les Ferres (6km), Conségudes (11km).

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