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Castillon

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Castillon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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Castillon, located 15 km from Menton, a new village inhabited by artists who offered to visitors.

"Castilionum" was created in 1157 by the consuls to protect Sospel Sospelois Lombard and Saracen invasions. Castillon then became possession of the Ventimiglia, the consul Vento Menton before being attached to the new lord of Sospel.

In 1348 the village is part of the Principality of Monaco and then back again in 1376, the lord of Sospel.

In 1793, Castillon becomes French.

The earthquake of February 23, 1887 destroyed the old village. Completely destroyed by bombing in World War II, a new village was built at the current location since 1944.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCastillon
Postcode06500
Tourism label
Latitude43.8332470 (N 43° 49’ 60”)
Longitude7.4634760 (E 7° 27’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 275m to 1289m
Surface area7.51 km²
Population380 inhabitants
Density50 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (34 km, 38 min)
Insee code06036
IntercommunalityCA de la Riviera Française
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Agnès7.5 km (27 min)
Sospel9.6 km (18 min)
Menton10.4 km (33 min)
Castellar13 km (38 min)
Peille13.3 km (35 min)
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin14 km (41 min)
Gorbio16 km (43 min)
La Turbie19.3 km (41 min)
Beausoleil19.5 km (43 min)
Monaco21 km (45 min)
Touët-de-l'Escarène21 km (33 min)
Moulinet22 km (39 min)
Cap-d'Ail23 km (48 min)
Èze24 km (46 min)

Things to see and do

The new village.

Shop of craftsmen in the central square and high street.

The viaduct Caramel (former tram route).

The heart of the Natura 2000.

Views of the village.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Photos

Pass Castillon
Pass Castillon
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Former Church cervical Castillon
Former Church cervical Castillon
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Weather

Friday 6 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
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Saturday 7 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C
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Sunday 8 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many hikes.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea or mountain photography circuit
Nature and the great outdoors47 € to 95 € Tourrette-Levens (16.2 km)
Hiking in the Mercantour
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Tende (30 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterland
Nature and the great outdoors38 € to 65 € Biot (39 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Vial
HikeAthletic4h30Revest-les-Roches (25 km)
Tour of Mont Lion
HikeIntermediate4h30Tourette-du-Château (26 km)
Collettes Peak
HikeIntermediate3h30Toudon (29 km)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (39 km)
Paradise Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Bar-sur-Loup (41 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels