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Spéracèdes

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 1.200 h.

25 km from Cannes and 7 km from Grasse via the D562.
Reaching Speracedes
Spéracèdes lies on a hillside, oriented due south, standing proudly in the midst of the superb Mediterranean environment, olive trees and cypresses.

It is reached by taking a little road that winds up into the hills ... or by descending from the village of Cabris, depending on your point of view.

Speracedes, church

The inhabitants of Spéracèdes prefer the first version, Cabris has always been the great rival!


For a long time the hamlet of Spéracèdes was part of Cabris, where the local lords built their castle in the 11th century.

Speracedes, houses


It was only at the beginning of the 20th century (1911 to be precise), that they were able to become independent and their municipality was created, as indicated by the inscription on the church pediment: "this edifice was erected by all the inhabitants of Spéracèdes in 1840".


Speracedes, streey
Why is this relevant? To be recognised as a fully-fledged municipality, Speracedes had to have its own church. This is why the pink stone church was built, that we can still admire today.

House fronts with pastel colours and lavender or emerald coloured shutters, old stone and shady gardens: the village is delightful, exuding complete tranquility and pure air, far from all the urban commotion and nevertheless very close to town (Grasse).

Speracedes, typical small caban
To fully appreciate the site, you should climb up to the Speracedes Cross, from where you will have the Lérins islands, the peaks of the Esterel and Saint-Cassien lake.

In this land of the olive tree, you must taste the locally produced olive oil, in an old oil mill that is well worth a visit, if only for the gigantic water wheel 11 metres in diameter!



What to see:

Several prehistoric caves. Hill forts
Oil mill
The Speracedes Cross.



Leisure activities:

Hiking.
Fishing. Boules.
Feast day of St-Antoine (January)
Feast of the Holy Cross (last week-end of July).



Accommodation:

Holiday rentals.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Tignet (2km), Cabris (3km), Peymeinade (4km).







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Speracedes, door of the church

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