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

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

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
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

The old Castellar.

Oil mill.

St. Peter's Church (XVI century).

Palais Lascaris.

Chapel of St. Sebastian.

"Riches pendimoum".

Magical views over Menton and Italy.

Events and festivities

Feast of St. Sebastian in late January.

International Festival of Mandolins.

Bread Festival and Condillon.

Feast of St. Bernard in late August.

Events throughout the year.


Place de la Mairie de Castellar
Place de la Mairie de Castellar
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Roof of the Palais Lascaris
Roof of the Palais Lascaris
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Castellar saw the GR 51
Castellar saw the GR 51
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Village Castellar
Village Castellar
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Castellar Village
Castellar Village
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Village of Castellar
Village of Castellar
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Sunday 26 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 27 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 12°C
Tuesday 28 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 13°C

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)


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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