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The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 350 h.

26 km north of Cagnes sur Mer via the D36 until Vence then the D6.
Coursegoules village
Coursegoules is a small village situated near Grasse on a ridge of the Cheiron mountain chain.

By wandering around the paved roads and stairways, you will come across a series of architectural delights, in particular pretty window frames, lintel scuptured door-ways, vaulted porches dating back to the middle ages and beautiful historic residences (18th century maison de Diane de Poitiers).

Coursegoules, typical house

You will discover calm, shady squares, numerous ancient stone stairways bordered by colourful flowers...

Coursegoules is literally over-flowing with charm.

Coursegoules, facade

From the remains of the ramparts, you will have a glorious view of the mountainous ridges of the Cheiron and of the surrounding countryside.

Don't leave the village without visiting the Hameau de St Barnabe, where you can see at the "Champs des Idoles" a curious collection of original prehistoric stones.

What to see:

12th century Roman church Ste Marie-Madeleine.
9th and 12th century Chapelle St Michel.
Remains of the fortifications, ramparts and door.
Medieval grain wind-mill. 17th and 18th century sheep-shelters.

Leisure activities:

Hiking. Fishing. Climbing.


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.

Neighbouring towns and villages:

Gréolières (11km), Bouyon (11km), Vence (16km).

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Alpes Maritimes
Villages in the Alpes Maritimes (169)

Coursegoules, painting

Coursegoules, street

Coursegoules, vaulted passageway

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