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Saint Benoit

From Nice, take the RN202 in direction of Digne then the D460 just before Annot.

Population : 85 inhabitants, Altitude : 600m.

Discover the small village of Saint Benoît, near Annot

Saint Benoit

Saint Benoît is a tiny farming village perched up high. To get there you have to take a narrow road where you may meet a tractor, and you'll also glimpse a few cows in the fields! Saint Benoît is surrounded by poplars, fir trees and poppies, in a beautiful natural setting where greyish rocks eroded and scoured by erosion stand in the middle of verdant meadows among wooded hills. In front of the "mairie" is a small square, where the house façades have been recently painted. A brand new circular fountain stands in the middle of this square, abutting a wash house with a tiled roof.

How lovely it is to stroll along these pretty little peaceful streets lined with low houses, discovering a flower-filled terrace now and then, or a restored covered passageway, a little church with its bell-tower built into a wall, some fine yellow-stone houses, etc. There are even a few old barns that need renovating, and some of them are for sale: if you like authentic old buildings, take note!
Peace and tranquillity are ever-present at Saint Benoît. On a fine day, the inhabitants like to take lunch outside, in their garden and organise a barbecue ... in the street!

What to see

Pont de la Reine Jeanne (hump-backed medieval bridge)
Two churches (one dating back to the 16th century)
Caves (prehistoric dwellings)

Leisure activities

Randonnées pédestres.


In the nearest villages, Annot and Entrevaux.


Annot (6 km), Castellet les sausses (7 km), Entrevaux (11 km) and Braux (12 km).

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