Tourettes sur Loup
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..
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.
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...
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.
Tennis. Excursions to the "Gorges du Loup".
Cultural Events, Violet fete, local produce fete.
Wednesday morning market.
Bed and breakfast
3 spacious suites of 40m2 with kitchen-dining area, living room with sofa bed, private terrace, independent entrance in ground garden. Sea view, quiet garden, heated pool, petanque. 800m from the village (10mn walk).
In an idyllic countryside setting, daily and weekly rentals, air-conditioned studios 2pers, duplex 2 pers and apartments 4pers, with kitchen, private terrace, views over the garden and heated pool. Free wifi & parking. Hiking and electric mountain bike rental.
In an idyllic countryside setting, air-conditioned studios 2pers, duplex 2 pers and apartments 4pers, with private terrace, views over the garden and heated pool. Free wifi and parking. Hiking and electric mountain bike rental.