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Tourrettes sur Loup

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 4.000 h.

16km North west of Cagnes sur Mer via Vence.
Tourrettes sur Loup, church

14 km from the coast, between Nice and Cannes, Tourrettes sur Loup is a charming medieval village which is really worth a detour.

Perched on a rocky outcrop surrounded by superb landscapes where prickly pears grow naturally, the village of Tourrettes sur Loup seems to conquer all beneath it with its tall houses built along its ramparts.

Tourrettes sur Loup, tiny street

It's not called "Violet village"for nothing because for over a century this shy pretty flower has been grown in the village.

Even today it's one of the main activities in the village. The flower is honored each year in March with a flower festival, decorated floats and a flower battle.

Tourrettes sur Loup, typical house

The best way to discover Tourrettes sur Loup is by calmly wandering around its pretty, narrow streets, its vaulted passage-ways taking in the tastefully restored stone facades, and climbing some of the stepped passages, bordered with pretty flower baskets...


Tourrettes sur Loup, square

In the "Grand' Rue", the heart of the historic center of the village, more than 30 artists' workshops, galleries and crafts workshops galleries come together.

Here they can find the calm and quality of life suitable for the pursuit of their creative talents. You'll find, painting, sculptures, fabrics, jewelery and pottery... etc.

Finally, don't leave the village before visiting the chateau des Villeneuve (XVth cent.) and its superb small square. Today it's both the Town Hall and hosts exhibitions throughout the year.


What to see:

Church St Gregoire, XVIth C.
Chateau des Villeneuve with its belfry, XVth and XIth centuries



Leisure activities:

Tennis. Excursions to the "Gorges du Loup".
Cultural Events, Violet fete, local produce fete.
Craft Exhibitions.
Wednesday morning market.



Accommodation:

Hotels-restaurants.
Bed and breakfast.
Guest houses.
Holiday rentals.
Campsites.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Vence (3 km), Bar sur Loup (11km).

Tourrettes sur Loup - Vaulted passage Tourrettes sur Loup - Street Tourrettes sur Loup - Lanscape






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Tourrettes sur Loup, door of the medieval village

Tourrettes sur Loup, violets

Tourrettes sur Loup, calade street
 
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