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Roquebillière

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 120 h.

60 km north of Nice on the N202 via St Martin du Var or the D19 via
Levens then the D2565.
Roquebilliere, the village

The Vésubie valley's winding road will lead you through its gorge to discover this mountain village nestling by the river.

The old village was originally located on the left bank of the river but it was partially destroyed by a landslide in 1926.


Roquebilliere, town hall

Though its dilapidated facades are not very attractive, don't miss out on a visit to the Saint-Michel de Gast church, on the banks of the Vesubie.

It is a pure gothic building with a Romanesque bell tower, with 16th century altar pieces inside.


Roquebilliere, the village
On the right bank is the large recently constructed market town where you will find a bank and shops. The town hall is an enormous building standing on the main square, built from an astonishing blend of stone and bricks.

Roquebillière is surrounded by mountains (including Tete de Siruol at 2053 m), making it the ideal place to recharge your batteries, thanks in particular to its spa : Berthemont les Bains open from April to October.

It has been a spa town since the Roman period and was a fashionable resort in the middle of the 19th century. Berthemont les Bains offers treatment for rheumatism and respiratory problems in a peaceful setting, amongst chestnut trees.

For those who already are in good health and wish an active holiday there are possibilities to organise a wonderful programme of activities in the context of the superb Mercantour National Park.


What to see:

Church St Michel (XIVth century).
White Penitents chapel with dome bell tower.



Leisure activities:

Walking & Hiking.
Tennis. Mountain biking.
Fishing.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Holiday rentals. Gites.

Campsite.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Belvédère (3km), Lantosque (7km), St Martin Vésubie (9km).






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