A pretty well-marked panoramic road will take you from Levens to the pass (626m), from where hiking trails start and, above all, a smaller road that goes up to the very beautiful ruins of the old medieval village of Chateauneuf Villevieille.
Although overgrown with vegetation, they remain accessible and give off an atmosphere that will please the most fertile imaginations and at nightfall will frighten sensitive souls...
Especially when they learn that, during the troubled times of the early Middle Ages, the inhabitants of Contes (village located in the valley of the "Le Paillon" torrent), wanted to protect themselves from barbarian invaders and bandits by having a village built at the top of the mountain, an impregnable refuge from which to scan the horizon.
This is how Chateauneuf de Contes was born, now Chateauneuf-Villevieille, whose current fortified remains date back to the 9th - 12th Century: such as this still imposing tower or this majestic entrance, perhaps that of the village church ? It is not forbidden to dream!
The current village of Chateauneuf-Villevieille is scattered on the slope of Mont Ferion, among olive trees and cypresses.
There is no real centre, apart from the small square where a large church (dating from 1880) stands, and from which a few quiet streets lined with villas branch off.
A large covered wash house and its fountain (1893), a few small gardens on the terrace... and you will have toured Chateauneuf Villevieille!
Pure air, a natural and countryside atmosphere, and 300 hectares of forest will encourage you to take a walk.
You should also know that the sea is only 30 minutes away!
What to see
Church, Ste Marie de Villevieille (XIth and XVIth C).
Ruins of the former village of Chateauneuf.
Chapel Ste Joseph.
Chateau de Remaurian with Chapel and oil mill.
Walking and Hiking.
Swimming pool. Tennis.
Fete 15th August.
Bed and breakfast.