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Contes

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 7,000 h.

Highway A8 exit Nice-Est -Take route RN 2204 heading to Sospel. 16 km from Nice
Contes village


Contes is one of the oldest villages of the Nice area.

Perched on a rocky spur (Lou Cuorn), Contes was able to survey the valley of Paillon and if needed offer shelter in its castrum to the peoples.

Contes village



There are many details that evoke the past of Conte such as the ramparts, semi-circular vaults, fountains, and lintels.




What to see:

Renaissance fountain (two levels, 1587).
Ste. Marie Magdaleine Church.
An ancient blacksmith's workshop. Oil mill.
Bernard Pagis-Sculptor.



Leisure activities:

Swimming pool. Tennis. Feast Days.
Fairs : agicultural, commercial, and crafts.
Gastronomy : Soupe au Pistou, Ravioli, Aioli, Brissaouda.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
2 campsites.
Holiday rentals.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Bendejun (5km), Berre les Alpes (9km), Coaraze (9km).


Contes church Contes, calade






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