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Aiglun - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Village, nestled on the slopes of Mont Saint-Martin, built sheer above the Estéron. Aiglun contemplate the mountain of Cheiron. Its tall old houses are nestled around the town hall and parish church of Saint-Raphael (XVIII) decorated with a double front turret. This small village is built on top of a cliff overlooking the River Estéron. It is surrounded by wilderness and mountains and faces the imposing Cheiron. Beautiful old houses lining the narrow streets and gathering around the church and town hall.

The inhabitants are called the "aiglenois" legacy of the 13th century, a period of great prosperity, which appears Aiglun name or Aiglesunum Aigledunum.

Passed to the Duchy of Savoy in 1388, border Mas, Aiglun finally joined the Kingdom of France in the Treaty of 1760.

Origin of soils: secondary formations (Jurassic / Cretaceous).

The municipality is part of the geographical area of ​​the Alps in Grasse. Mountain, it is crossed from east to west by the river Estéron, a tributary of the Var, in the north of the village, she dug a clue to a depth of 200-400 m, 2 km long between the Mountains and Saint Charamel Martin. Clustered on a rocky south-facing, the village is protected from prevailing winds by the Mont Saint Martin, stands opposite the north slope of Mount Cheiron (1607 m).

The architecture is already experiencing a Provencal influence alpine, the houses are high, tight against each other, equipped with ventilated attics. The hostel communal spanning the quiet country road by an imposing vaulted porch, is characteristic of most mountain architecture of the village cluster.

Frédéric Mistral celebrated charm Aiglun in "Calendal". All these landscapes inspired Frederic Mistral in his book "Calendal" published in 1867, where he celebrates the charm of Aiglun.

Caption: "hell hole" ... Saint Martin, bishop of Tours, lived for a time as a hermit on top of the mountain overlooking Aiglun. Every day that God was doing, he had to go down to the river, some 600 meters down to drink his ass. Imagined the devil to tempt by a spring in a cave near the Hermitage. Insensitive to the temptation and evil, the holy man managed to lock up the devil in the cave, it can not escape by digging a passage in the rock: the Devil's Hole.

Geographical information

Latitude43.8576350 (N 43° 51’ 27”)
Longitude6.9146370 (E 6° 54’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 373m to 1541m
Surface area15.37 km²
Population91 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (68 km, 1h15)
Insee code06001
IntercommunalityCC Alpes d'Azur
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Le Mas8.5 km (14 min)
Sigale9.6 km (18 min)
Roquestéron11.1 km (19 min)
Roquestéron-Grasse11.9 km (21 min)
Cuébris12.7 km (22 min)
Saint-Pierre17.9 km (28 min)
Sallagriffon19.1 km (32 min)
Saint-Antonin19.5 km (34 min)
La Penne20 km (31 min)
Conségudes22 km (37 min)
La Rochette22 km (37 min)
Collongues23 km (36 min)
Les Mujouls24 km (39 min)

Things to see and do

Clue of Aiglun.

Places for walks: The rural chapels of St. Raphael and St. Joseph, the cascade of Vegay, the old bridge with its view, the troglodyte fortress.

Activities: Canyoning (April to October) - Climbing - Via Ferrata. Information +33 6 78 54 26 73.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

In May: Feast of St Joseph Vascogne.

In July: Feast of St. Raphael (the last weekend of July).

Mid-August: Provençal day.

August: The Summer of the General Council.


Clue to Aiglun
Clue to Aiglun
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Village Aiglun from the perspective of the Snows Gréolières
Village Aiglun from the perspective of the Snows Gréolières
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Clue to Aiglun
Clue to Aiglun
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Bridge over the Estéron
Bridge over the Estéron
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Auberge Communal
Auberge Communal
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Village Aiglun
Village Aiglun
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Cascade Vegay
Cascade Vegay
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning or aqua-hiking
Sports sensations40 € to 65 € Le Broc (20 km)
Molinard Perfumery in Grasse: Perfume Creation Session
Arts and Crafts69 € Grasse (23 km)
Molinard Perfumery in Grasse: Le Petit Parfumeur Children's Workshop
Arts and Crafts25 € Grasse (23 km)
Molinard Perfumery in Grasse – Introduction to perfume creation at the Fragrance Bar
Arts and Crafts30 € Grasse (23 km)
Molinard Perfumery in Grasse: La Villa du Parfumeur vip Perfume Workshop
Arts and Crafts130 € Grasse (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage itinerary
Village visitEasy1h30Gréolières (7.3 km)
Les Miroirs hike
HikeEasy2h45Gréolières (7.3 km)
The Cheiron Itinerary
HikeAthletic5h00Gréolières (7.3 km)
Peak of the Eagle
HikeIntermediate3h30Thorenc (10.6 km)
Collettes Peak
HikeIntermediate3h30Toudon (16.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals