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Sainte Agnès

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

From Menton take the avenue de Sospel then the D22A.
Sainte Agnes village


Located in the surrounding areas of Menton, Sainte Agnès is a superb medieval village which proudly boasts "highest coastal village in Europe" at 780 meters altitude.



Sainte Agnes, bell-tower

In the last war the strategic position of the village was a great advantage to ensure the defence of the Menton bay thanks to the military fort which is a true underground "town" dug into the rocks.

Visit it and you'll be amazed at how well preserved it is.

On the other hand Sainte Agnès also has a feudal fortified castle from the XIIth century, but, it ruins!... from the vantage point there are wonderful views over the Côte d'Azur.


Sainte Agnes, calade street
In the village itself you can discover magnificent medieval streets with their sympathetic little restaurants, craft shops and art galleries.


Enjoy a walk around the numerous vaulted passageways and you can admire beautiful houses dating back to the XVth and XVIIIth centuries, with their magnificently restored doorways set off by generous flower arrangements.

The whole village is incredibly charming and really merits a detour!



What to see:

Maginot Military fort.
Notre Dame des Neiges church, XVIIth C.
St Sebastien medieval chapel.
Museum "Culture and Traditions".



Leisure activities:

Walking. Petanque.
Crafts. Concerts and summer events
Village Fetes 21st January and 4th August.
Lavender fete end July.
Mushroom and Autumn Fete end September.



Accommodation:

Holiday rentals.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Gorbio (10km), Menton (10km), Roquebrune Cap-Martin (10km).







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Sainte Agnes, calade street

Sainte Agnes, castle remains




 
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