is a pleasant health resort located beyond Grasse.As soon as you
set eyes on it, you will immediately understand why Thorenc is
known as the "Provencal Switzerland".
Thorenc resort is located on a vast high plateau, surrounded
by splendid mountainous wooded landscapes (firs and poplars) that
shelter it from the alpine winds.
There is a small lake here where
you can relax and cool off during the hot summer days.
Thorenc possesses a strange charm that is likely to bewitch you:
For example stroll along the tiny chemin des Tilleuls, it offers
a fine vantage point for admiring the magnificent "beginning
of the century" houses that it is famed for.
have to seek out these sumptuous houses concealed in the greenery
of their grounds. With their wooden turrets, walls and balconies,
that are so distinctive and whose architecture betrays a most
astonishing Franco-Russian influence, they provide proof that
Thorenc was frequented as much by White Russians as it was by
important families from Nice, at
the beginning of the 20th century.
Moreover, even in this day and age, you can still have your villa
built in the pure traditional Thorenc style, by a
skilful local builder!
history of the commune goes back to the Roman period, Thorenc
has always been a strategic place. The XIII th century, four towered
château opposite the gateway to the ruins of the fortified village
bears witness to this
Enjoy a drink at the café terrace or simply sit and relax
on one of the wooden log benches on Thorenc's very pretty, brand
new square, in the shade of the huge ancient lime trees.
Maybe this is what people mean by serene happiness?