Former sous-prefecture, and birth place of Auguste Blanqui (a famous revolutionary from the 1830s), Puget-Théniers plays a strategic role at the joining of the Esteron, Roudoule, and Upper and middle Var valleys.
Thanks to its location it offers a wide variety of trips in the area because Puget-Théniers is on the boundary with the Alpes de Haute Provencedepartement.
Puget-Théniers brings together the charm of a small business town and the charm of a village which seems to know how to develop without losing its identity.
You'll appreciate this if you visit the ancient streets where you'll see shops with their signs engraved in stone.
You'll also see medieval sculpted doorways and ancient houses with magnificent lintels.
Take in the provencal ambiance in the charming, shady main square and we're sure that you'll be tempted by one of the local gastronomic specialities.
One of the best ways to appreciate the sumptuous landscapes in the area is to take the famous "Train des Pignes" which has its HQ at the Puget-Théniers station.
It's an authentic steam train dating from 1909 (well maintained...) with wooden seats in the coaches and open air viewing platforms.
The train runs from Digne toNice, from May to October, through the Nice hinterland the Var and Redoule valleys.
The "Maison de pays de Puget-Théniers" organises exhibitions, visits, themed days and visits to help you to discover and enrich your knowledge of the natural riches of this extremely beautiful valley.
What to see:
XIIIth Century Church.
Visits of the old village.
Penitents Blancs chapel.