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| Saint Etienne de Tinée
Pop. :1.684 h. Alt.: 1,142 m
St Etienne was partly rebuilt in the thirties after a fire, but still has some covered passageways, fountains and pastel-coloured façades, to be discovered along its cool streets bathed in the smell of wood fires.
If you like trompe-l'oeil painting you'll be delighted to see the numerous murals, such as the one on the Fabri house or the chapel of the white penitents with its fine sundial. Its a pleasant lively village, where the cries of children in the playground can be heard everywhere !
Within the municipality is the resort of Auron, as well as a number of summits approaching 3000 m and magnificent high mountain lakes (Vens, Rabuons, Ténibre). Perhaps you will be able to get up close to the legendary marmots, ibexes and chamois deer. The fragrance of edelweiss and genepi flowers will accompany you, and you'll be able to admire the beauty of this untouched natural environment.
If you go walking in the hamlets of Roya, Bourguet, Douans, Rougelle,
Blache and the Demandols around St Etienne du Tinée, you will discover
the charming small streets with picturesque names such as the "rue
de la Madone aux trois fontaines", the "rue droite" and
the "rue longue"....
Whether it is summer or winter, a large range of activities is available. Auron is an excellent place for children where they can play their favourite sports, or take the opportunity to try a new one!!
The cable-car from Pinatelle to St Etienne du Tinée will take hikers, mountain bikers and para-gliding enthusiasts towards the summits, where, as everybody knows, things are so much more beautiful when seen from above.!
Historic sites to see:Feudal ruins. St. Etienne church (18th and 19th century).
Trinitaires' Chapel (17th century) and St. Sebastien (15th century)
Museum of art and popular tradition.
Holy arts museum. Milk museum.
Last century school museum.
Activities :Hiking, horse back riding, mountain byking.
Marked trails on 250 Km.
Tennis, plan lake and mini golf. Climbing.
Kayak, fishing. Arts and craft and traditional fairs.
Accommodation :3 Hotels-restaurants. 4 restaurants. Holiday rentals and Gites.
Auron : 7 Hotels-restaurants. 2 Hotels.
3 campsites. Holiday rentals and Gites.
4 restaurants on the ski slopes, 15 restaurants in the village.
Neighboring villages:Auron (7km), Isola (15km),
Saint Dalmas le Selvage (15km).