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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Aiglun
Insee code06001
AltitudeFrom 373 to 1541 meters
Surface15.37 km²
Population94 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²


Chief townNice (at 68 km, 75 min)Le Mas at 8.5 km (14 min)
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesSigale at 9.6 km (18 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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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.


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.

Detailed information
Natural sitesMount Saint-Martin


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.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Bungee jumping from 80m off the Pont de la Marié bridge Sports sensations79 €Guillaumes (23 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterlandNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 65 €Biot (29 km)
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (30 km)

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Clue to AiglunClue to Aiglun
Village Aiglun from the perspective of the Snows GréolièresVillage Aiglun from the perspective of the Snows Gréolières
Clue to AiglunClue to Aiglun
Bridge over the EstéronBridge over the Estéron
Auberge CommunalAuberge Communal
Village AiglunVillage Aiglun
Cascade VegayCascade Vegay


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Thursday 29 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 30 January
Min. -8°C - Max. 7°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -17°C - Max. -4°C


French cuisine restaurantAuberge le Charamel  
Le Mas
Perchée à près de mille mètres d’altitude dans un petit village du haut-pays grassois, Le Mas, l’Auberge de Charamel est un véritable havre de paix. Vous serez reçus dans un cadre verdoyant...
Located 4.6 km from Aiglun28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge des Gorges du Loup  
Wavering between sea and mountain, the Auberge des Gorges du Loup is situated in the charming medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup. The hotel restaurant offers a rusticand a green...
Located 16.7 km from Aiglun29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantTaverne Villaroise  
Discover the Taverne Villaroise in a warm and family atmosphere. Once past the doors, you are immersed in an atmosphere of antiques, where we love to dig dig the bargain. In the vaulted...
Located 17.1 km from Aiglun21 € per person 

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Villa with 4 bedroomsVilla regain  
Relaxation Hospitality and cheerfulness. Ghislaine and Daniel welcome you all the year in the beautiful village of Gréolières.
Located 7 km from Aiglun65 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsBergerie du Clot    
La Bergerie du Clot welcomes you throughout the year in its four guest rooms. Located 920 m above sea level, surrounded by nature, enjoy the quiet and unspoilt environment. Tranquility,...
Located 12.7 km from Aiglun60 € the double room 
Mas with 5 bedroomsLe Mas des Chardons    
Recommended by the Routard and by Gites de France: Le Mas des Chardons is located on the Caussols plateau in the hinterland of Grasse. 5 cozy rooms with private bathrooms overlooking...
Located 12.8 km from Aiglun70 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsGites marose cote d'azur region paca  
Accommodation for your holidays in andon two cottages cigalon cigalette for 4 persons each outside the quiet village green comfortable 90 m² mountainous area 35 km from Grasse, near...
Located 11.7 km from AiglunFrom 290 € to 395 € per week 
Apartment for 35 personsRésidence Les Cognas  
Former sheepfold and progressively transformed (8 apartments) through sound installations, in a haven of rest and relaxation, the residence 'Les Cognas' located 1h15 from Nice, has...
Located 12.4 km from AiglunFrom 400 € to 800 € per week 
House for 12 personsBastide restaurée sur site protégé
Enjoy the French Riviera in September: beaches freed from the crowd, a unique and highly sought evenings with slabs of deer... On a protected site, restored country house, 30 minutes...
Located 13 km from AiglunFrom 950 € to 1500 € per week 

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70 places over 1,6 haLes gorges du loup    
Le Bar-sur-Loup
Under the sunshine of the Côte d'Azur in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in the calm with greenery all around, the campsite « Les gorges du Loup » and Bar-sur-Loup the provencal village...
Located 18.8 km from AiglunFrom 25 € to 27 € per day 
120 places over 4,3 haL'Orée d'Azur    
Côte d'Azur in nature. Ideally located between sea and mountain, Oree d'Azur welcomes you in a green and shady... Want to nature and authenticity, under the sun of Provence, discover...
Located 23 km from AiglunFrom 25 € to 37 € per day 
50 places over 1,2 haLes Cent Chênes    
Smart campsite(camping) of the coast(rib) of azure. You come get fresh ideas in a campsite(camping) quiet and full of charm in 15 minutes of beaches(ranges), it is the ideal place for...
Located 23 km from AiglunFrom 17 € to 23 € per day 

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Auberge le Charamel - Hotel in AiglunAuberge le Charamel    
Le Mas
Auberge le Charamel, located in the village of Le Mas, has a French restaurant that includes a panoramic view of the mountains and a terrace. The rooms have a flat-screen TV with TNT...
Located 4.7 km from Aiglun
Hôtel Auberge Les Merisiers - Hotel in AiglunHôtel Auberge Les Merisiers    
Located in Thorenc, 15 km from the small ski resorts of Gréolières and L'Audibergue, this hotel offers a garden and a restaurant with a terrace. Grasse is 30 km away and free Wi-Fi...
Located 10.6 km from AiglunRoom from 41 €
Hotel Alizé - Hotel in AiglunHotel Alizé     
This 2-star hotel is located in Puget-Théniers, just 100 metres from the train station. Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool or on the furnished terrace, by the garden. All...
Located 11 km from AiglunRoom from 57 €

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Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
Located on the famous La Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is a 5-star hotel with a vast private beach. It offers a heated...
Mas entre ciel et mer
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