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Tourrettes sur Loup

 

and surrounding Villages

 

      Tourrettes sur Loup, nestled in the picturesque French Riviera, is a charming village that beckons visitors with its enchanting atmosphere and captivating beauty. Located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, this medieval town is known for its narrow winding streets, stunning architecture, and breathtaking landscapes.

 

One of the highlights of Tourrettes sur Loup is its rich artistic heritage. The village has been a haven for artists for centuries, drawing inspiration from its idyllic setting. Painters, sculptors, and craftsmen have found solace in its quiet lanes and stunning vistas. The village has several art galleries and workshops where visitors can admire and purchase unique creations. It's not uncommon to witness artists capturing the essence of the village's rustic charm on canvas or creating intricate pottery pieces.

 

    Saint-Paul de Vence Just a short distance away from Tourrettes sur Loup lies this renowned village. Famous for its artistic heritage, St. Paul de Vence has attracted renowned artists like Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, who found inspiration in its enchanting setting. The village's narrow streets are adorned with art galleries, showcasing a variety of contemporary and classic works. Visitors can immerse themselves in the artistic ambiance while exploring the village's charming squares and ancient ramparts.

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View of Tourrettes sur Loup

Tourrettes sur Loup and its surrounding villages like St. Paul de Vence, Gourdon, Valbonne, and Opio offer a captivating blend of artistic heritage, architectural beauty, and breathtaking landscapes. Whether it's strolling through medieval streets, admiring masterpieces in art galleries, or immersing oneself in the tranquil charm of the countryside, these villages provide an unforgettable experience for visitors seeking the essence of Provence's artistic and natural splendor.

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Les Copains d'Abords

    Gourdon perched on a rocky hilltop, offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the Mediterranean Sea. This medieval village is known for its captivating beauty and historical significance. Its narrow streets are lined with traditional Provençal houses, while the imposing Château de Gourdon stands as a testament to its rich past. Gourdon has also been a source of inspiration for artists, with its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking vistas.

    Valbonne with its quintessential Provençal charm, is a delightful village surrounded by lush greenery. Its narrow streets are adorned with colorful facades, quaint shops, and vibrant cafés. Valbonne's architecture reflects its history, with a mix of medieval and Renaissance influences. The village square, Place des Arcades, is a hub of activity and a perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere. Valbonne is also known for its vibrant international community, making it a melting pot of cultures and experiences.

 

    Opio situated amidst rolling hills and olive groves, offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the Riviera. This peaceful village boasts a harmonious blend of traditional Provençal architecture and natural beauty. Opio is known for its charming stone houses, fragrant gardens, and its famous golf course, Golf d'Opio Valbonne. Visitors can explore the village's tranquil streets, visit the local market, or simply relax in one of the many delightful cafés.

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Colombe d'or - St. Paul de Vence

The landscape surrounding Tourrettes sur Loup and its neighboring villages is a visual delight. The region is blessed with stunning natural beauty, from the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the verdant hills and picturesque valleys. The Provençal countryside is dotted with olive groves, vineyards, and fields of lavender, creating a scenic tapestry that has inspired countless artists throughout history.

La Colombe d'or

Saint-Paul de Vence

 

Historic Hotel & Restaurant with beautiful art collection, traditional provencal food and a stunning garden.

Fondation Maeght

Saint-Paul de Vence

Biggest sculptors of the 20th century, including Georges Braque, Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti, came to help to create La Fondation Maeght.

Fondation CAB

Saint-Paul de Vence

Fondation CAB set up in a stunning 1950s building to present their own collection and changing exhibitions, there is also a nice café on site.

LES COPAINS D'ABORD

Tourrettes sur Loup

Wonderful restaurant with strong focus on (natural)wine and local cuisine.

Cinq

Tourrettes sur Loup

Charming Restaurant with great original cooking with wonderful local ingredients by its Swedish chef owner

Leah Wine

Tourrettes sur Loup

 

Great little wine shop in the old town of Tourrettes with excellent selection of fine wine.

Hotel Amour Nice

Nice

Everyone's favourite Hotel in Paris opened a new outpost in Nice

Chez Davia

Nice

This restaurant with a nostalgic atmosphere serves refined Nice specialties with a modern touch.

La Part des Anges

Nice

 

Excellent Natural wine bar and store. The offer a great simple Lunch in the shop amongst the wines

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