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TOUR N°7 : Gourdon, Tourettes & Saint Paul de Vence - 4H

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GOURDON, TOURRETTES S/LOUP, ST PAUL DE VENCE
DURATION: 4 Hours
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Base reservation price:
€55.00

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Base reservation price:
€55.00
Adult x €55.00
Child (up to 12 years old) x €27.50
Baby (up to 3 years old) x €10.00

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GOURDON, TOURRETTES S/LOUP,
ST PAUL DE VENCE


GOURDON : One of the most beautiful village of France …

Mobility note: easy accessibility
You will drive up to 700 m (about 2000 feet) above sea level. Try and imagine this unique panorama on the coast and the surrounding valley.

The medieval village has kept its atmosphere of bygone days as exemplified by its roman church of the 12th century, traditional Provençal houses and local craft shops.

From there you will follow the natural beauties of the Loup valley – waterfalls, cliffs – to reach

 

 




TOURETTES SUR LOUP : Local capital of the violet…

Mobility note: low accessibility

The village located on a rocky spur has its houses forming a wall that protects its renowned craft: weaving, pottery, painting, sculptures or jewelry.

The city of violets has grown experience into cultivating this flower for more than a century.

During your free time, why not try a violet ice-cream, a taste well worth the experience.

A short drive will lead you to the famous hilltop village of ….

  

  

 

 

SAINT PAUL DE VENCE : the second most visited French village …

Mobility note: low accessibility

In the early 1920’s artists started discovering Saint Paul. Painters were forerunners who found an incomparable richness and intensity of light in the peaceful Provençal village. Famous artists such as Paul Signac, Raoul Dufy or Chaïm Soutine will be later joined by Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso.

The 1950’s and 1960’s represent the golden age of the village which turns into an amazing film set on which could be seen many French and international stars. One of the most famous French actor, Yves Montand, fell in love and got married in St Paul.
This village is nowadays a renowned center of arts whether modern, contemporary, naïf, abstract … You will find the streets to be an open museum where artists such as Folon, César, Niky de Saint-Phalle have their works displayed in the windows of the galleries.

You will have free time to walk along the main street where souvenir shops alternate with art galleries. Why not hop onto a ‘crêpe’ or ice-cream along the way …
Do not miss a walk along the ramparts which offers a beautiful view upon the surrounding valley and the coast.

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Duration 4 hours

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