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Roquesteron

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 650 h.

42km from Nice (exit A8 Nice St Augustin), take the RN 202 in the direction of Digne. Turn left on the D17 after St Martin du Var. Daily buses from Nice.
Roquesteron, the village and the Esteron river

Roquesteron is a small, calm, "out of the way" village on the left bank of the River Esteron, and surounded by large forests.



The river which flows through the village will be especially appreciated by fisherman (and woman) and those who enjoy bracing swims, (even extremely cold).


Roquesteron - Napoleon Alziary
Charming paths take you up to the impressive streams at Aiglun and Riolan, on the way you'll pass by pretty country chapels hidden behind luxuriant vegetation.

For more experienced walkers, follow the main GR510 footpath which links Saint Cézaire to Sospel.

More intrepid vistors will seek to climb up to the Cheiron summit at 1.777m and will be rewarded for their efforts with the sublime panoramic views over the Côte d'Azur and towards the Alps.


What to see:

St Erige's Church (XVIIth cent.).
The "Pont de France" (XVIIth cent.).



Leisure activities:

Hiking along the GR510.
Fishing. Mountain biking. Tennis. Swimming.
Canyoning down the Aiglun or Riolan streams.
Market every Wednesday morning.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Holiday rentals. Gites
.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sigale (6km), Conségudes (10km), Pierrefeu (10km).






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