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CULTURE, NATURE AND A FINE LUNCH

One of the main reasons we chose this part of Europe to create our dream holiday property (apart from the fantastic climate, stunning scenery and ease of getting here!) is the endless variety of places to visit. Whatever turns you on, this part of Provence has something to offer.

Greolieres

If you're looking for a piece of traditional Provence, where the locals spend the afternoons on the village Boules pitch, and where little has changed for centuries, then Greolieres is for you.
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Gourdon

The most famous perched village of them all. Musuems, great shopping, a chateau, lunch and the finest view imaginable.
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Gorges du Loup

Heading south of Le Foulon you follow the course of the River Loup and within a few minutes the mountains start to close in on both sides and you enter the Gorge du Loup. At the head of the Gorge is the Saut du Loup, a privately owned part of the Loup where the river drops into a water warn hollow, and with the sun light sparkling through is an impressive formation. Gorges du Loup
The popular past time in the gorge itself is called Canyoning; the sport of climbing into a wet suit and descending into the waters of the gorge and emerging the other end.
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The gorge itself is simply stunning and makes an impressive gateway to the valley where our bed and breakfast is nestled. It is also a clear demarcation point to the more developed coastal areas and the natural beauty of the Alpes Maritime.
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At the start of the Gorge is the tiny village of Pont du Loup. This once immensely popular spot is still busy with visitors to the sweet factory and gardens, but has quite a sad story behind its 2 closed hotels and the remains of a huge viaduct that once spanned the gorge and took trains from Vence round the mountains to Grasse.
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Tourettes sur Loup
The quaint medieval Provençal village of Tourettes Sur Loup
Here at the bottom of the gorge, if you turn left on the D2210 (straight on takes you to the coast and the airport), you wind through pine forest for a few kilometres before reaching Tourettes sur Loup. This is about as quaint as a quaint medieval Provencal village gets and a fantastic place to stop for lunch - just no jokes about the name.
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Continue on the same road for another few kilometres and you come to Vence, one of the best-known medieval villages in the hills behind the Cote d'Azur. It's more of a small town than a village, and once again makes a great lunch stop after spending an hour wandering its narrow streets. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, and like most places you'll often get a better experience away from the main square.  
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You have several options from Vence. One of them is to head north up the Col du Vence on the D2; a breathtaking drive with views down to the coast and the gleaming Mediterranean. Whenever a cycle race comes through the Alpes Maritime this Col is one of the stages. The road is daubed with cyclists names and you will always come across a few gritting their teeth as they make the ascent. Once out of the greenery that marks the end of Vence you find yourself in a surreal moonscape, with very little vegetation, almost no trees and just boulder strewn field after boulder strewn field.

Up and over the Col and you pass several riding stables before passing what looks like a hidden valley to your right and then the village of Coursegoules.

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Local Produce
There is a weekly local produce market at Chateauneuf pre-du Lac

Continue on the D2 and you come full circle back to Greolieres and Le Foulon. The road is fantastic and this circuit is a great day out.

The second option at the bottom of the Gorges is to turn right towards Grasse and onto Bar Sur Loup. This is another very pretty village, and you need to skirt off the main road and up to the centre to really appreciate it.

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Past Bar Sur Loup you reach Chateauneuf pre-du Lac, which hosts a great local produce market every Monday.
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It's just a quick drive from here to the famous town of Grasse. Known Worldwide for its perfumes it has much to offer today's visitor, although it's not quite as pretty as you'd imagine! Total journey time from Le Foulon - 30 minutes.

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Mia Strudwick 2017
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