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Castellar

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Castellar - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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Overlooking Menton 365 meters, this viewpoint asserts ten thousand years of history!

In 1955, excavations show the presence of humans in the Neolithic. But the first quote Castellar document dated January 19, 1258, is the assignment of the county of Ventimiglia to the County of Provence.

In 1345, the village was moved to Hill St. Sebastian. From 1388, the "retraction" makes the common Savoy for five centuries. The village is up to Lascaris all this time.

In 1814, Castellar is returned to the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia to the annexation of 1860.

In 1893 is created the "Caisse de Crédit Agricole cooperative" behind the "Credit Agricole" in the Alpes-Maritimes.

In 1944, the First Special Service Force releases the village, which has resisted the Italian occupation so far.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCastellar
Postcode06500
Latitude43.8043660 (N 43° 48’ 16”)
Longitude7.4967070 (E 7° 29’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 100m to 1382m
Surface area12.24 km²
Population987 inhabitants
Density80 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (34 km, 37 min)
Insee code06035
IntercommunalityCA de la Riviera Française
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
TerritoryAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Menton6.4 km (16 min)
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin10.3 km (24 min)
Castillon13 km (38 min)
Gorbio15 km (31 min)
Sospel15.3 km (27 min)
Sainte-Agnès18 km (35 min)
La Turbie19.8 km (29 min)
Beausoleil19.8 km (31 min)
Monaco21 km (33 min)
Peille22 km (42 min)
Èze24 km (36 min)
Cap-d'Ail25 km (37 min)
Moulinet28 km (46 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Mer30 km (44 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

Tower of the ancient ramparts, square of the town hall (© J.E)
Tower of the ancient ramparts, square of the town hall (© J.E)
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Rue de la République - At the bottom, the dome of the Lascaris palace (© J.E)
Rue de la République - At the bottom, the dome of the Lascaris palace (© J.E)
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Town hall of the village (© J.E)
Town hall of the village (© J.E)
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Fontaine-lavoir, under cover (© J.E)
Fontaine-lavoir, under cover (© J.E)
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Fontaine, Place de la mairie (© J.E)
Fontaine, Place de la mairie (© J.E)
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Fontaine-lavoir couverte (© J.E)
Fontaine-lavoir couverte (© J.E)
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Entrance west of the village, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance west of the village, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
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Roof of the palace Lascaris
Roof of the palace Lascaris
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Old west gate of the village - Interior view (© J.E)
Old west gate of the village - Interior view (© J.E)
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Village of Castellar
Village of Castellar
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Place of the Town hall of Castellar
Place of the Town hall of Castellar
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Castellar seen from the GR 51
Castellar seen from the GR 51
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Chapel of Saint-Antoine-Abbé (© J.E)
Chapel of Saint-Antoine-Abbé (© J.E)
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Village of Castellar
Village of Castellar
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Village of Castellar
Village of Castellar
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Façade of the Chapel of the White Penitents (© J.E)
Façade of the Chapel of the White Penitents (© J.E)
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Chapel of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
Chapel of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
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Chapel of San Sebastián (© J.E)
Chapel of San Sebastián (© J.E)
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Bell tower of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
Bell tower of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
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Church of Saint Peter, seen from the entrance of the village (© J.E)
Church of Saint Peter, seen from the entrance of the village (© J.E)
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Entrance porch of the Lascaris palace (© J.E)
Entrance porch of the Lascaris palace (© J.E)
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Entrance East of the village and bell tower of the church Saint-Pierre (© J.E)
Entrance East of the village and bell tower of the church Saint-Pierre (© J.E)
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Facade of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
Facade of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
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Nave of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
Nave of the Saint-Pierre church (© J.E)
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Chapel, in the church (© J.E)
Chapel, in the church (© J.E)
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Chapel of the Rosary, in the church (© J.E)
Chapel of the Rosary, in the church (© J.E)
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Fountain in Pila (© J.E)
Fountain in Pila (© J.E)
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Old lintel, in the village (© J.E)
Old lintel, in the village (© J.E)
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Rue Arson and its medieval tower (© J.E)
Rue Arson and its medieval tower (© J.E)
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Street of the Republic (© J.E)
Street of the Republic (© J.E)
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An androne (© J.E)
An androne (© J.E)
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Street of General Sarrail (© J.E)
Street of General Sarrail (© J.E)
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History of the chapel Saint-Antoine (© J.E)
History of the chapel Saint-Antoine (© J.E)
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History of the Chapel of San Sebastian (© J.E)
History of the Chapel of San Sebastian (© J.E)
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History of the Lascaris Palace (© J.E)
History of the Lascaris Palace (© J.E)
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History of the Chapel of San Sebastian (© J.E)
History of the Chapel of San Sebastian (© J.E)
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History of the Saint-Roch chapel (© J.E)
History of the Saint-Roch chapel (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 23 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 24 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
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Saturday 25 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ferrari drive: private one-hour tour, departing from Eze – Driver or Passenger
Sports sensations395 € Èze (13.4 km)
Ferrari drive: private 15-minute tour, departing from Eze – Driver or Passenger
Sports sensations125 € Èze (13.4 km)
Ferrari drive: private 30-minute tour, departing from Eze – Driver or Passenger
Sports sensations215 € Èze (13.4 km)
Guided Bike Tour Exploring the Baie de Villefranche
Entertainment47 € Nice (21 km)
Guided bike tour of Nice
Culture and education37 € Nice (21 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Vial
HikeAthletic4h30Revest-les-Roches (29 km)
Baou Saint-Jeannet
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Jeannet (29 km)
Baou of Gaude
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Jeannet (29 km)
Le Castellet
HikeIntermediate4h00Saint-Jeannet (29 km)
Tour of Mont Lion
HikeIntermediate4h30Tourette-du-Château (30 km)

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