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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Gattières
Insee code06064
AltitudeFrom 48 to 950 meters
Surface10.03 km²
Population4086 inhabitants
Density407 inhabitants/km²


Chief townNice (at 21 km, 32 min)Saint-Jeannet at 4.5 km (11 min)
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesCarros at 6.1 km (13 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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  • Location:
  • Gattières is a common "close" Nice country located on the ledge on the right bank of the lower Var. Its territory has an area of ​​1003 hectares, 120 Forest. It is bounded on the east by the valley of the Var, dating back to the west towards the mountain Chiers (1085 m) and to the south-west chain Baous (800 m).
  • The village is perched on the end of a spur at an altitude of 295 m, arranged in a oval shape, dominated by a large stately home. Immediate vicinity, was erected the church. Finally around the nucleus grew the village. Streets Gattières extend concentrically and downlink. The linearity of facades is sometimes interrupted by the presence of vaults.
  • On the south-east were built retaining walls to create terraces for cultivation, absent from the north-west side because too abrupt.
  • Surrounded by walls, the village was for four centuries a border Savoyard enclave in eastern Provence French.
  • Local Habitat:
  • The habitat type is rural. The houses are simple and rustic. They are about 4-5 floors and are often built on two levels of street. On the ground floor there is a room that once served as stables, on the upper floor: main room and kitchen on the second floor: rooms, and above the attic (room once and for fodder grain).
  • The roofs are gabled and tiled "channel".
  • The ridge is parallel to the natural contours of the land. There are some balconies and several walkways.
  • History:
  • Spur overlooking the Var, the rock of the cliffs natural Gastes offered a strategic location and Ligurian aborigines. Situated on the route of the Roman road with his ford on the Var, Gattières held an important strategic position that earned a tormented past. In wartime, they were unfortunately numerous, catches and losses alternatives village were frequent. Taking advantage of the unrest prevailing in Provence, Count 7th Amédée de Savoie ensures the treachery of the governor of Nice and September 28, 1388, coup de théâtre: Nice and its hinterland of Provence stands and gives the Savoy. Allégret Mauleon, Gascon captain often described as "adventurous", but high cash fasteners Savoie had taken the place of Gattières during a hand in which Amedee seventh was perhaps not unrelated. October 25, 1388, Allégret Mauléon Gattières sold to Amadeus seventh for the price of 2000 florins. Savoy and had a head start on the right bank of the Var. The importance of this event is checked during the wars between the two sides of the Var. The arms of Gattières remember this historical fact: "Gules a lion rampant or holding in the dexter paw a tower Argent charged with a cross of the first."
  • So for nearly 400 years (1388-1760) Gattières follow the fate of the County of Nice, Savoy first and Sardinia. The Treaty of Turin (24 March 1710) rectifies the border between the Kingdom of France and Sardinia. From its mouth to the confluence of the Estéron, Var divide the two states. Gattières is well separated from the County of Nice and attached to France.
  • The town is marked by the arrest of many villagers by the Germans in 1944, which Grassi and Seraphim Angel Torrin, tortured by the Gestapo hanged Nice and Avenue de la Victoire at Nice.
  • Origin of name Gattières: Different hypotheses are discussed:
  • The first explanation comes from a plant formation called "catnip". We can also think of Latin cattus, chat with the suffix-aria.
  • The second assumption is due to the strategic location of the town, crossing the Var encouraging to think Latin Vadum, ford, "gat" in nissart.
  • The third meaning is based on the fact that the land would be poor, infertile "waste land".
  • Meaning Gattières coat of arms:
  • "Gules a lion rampant or holding in his right paw a tower Argent charged with a cross of the first."
  • These weapons recall a historical fact: October 25, 1388, Allégret Mauleon, Gascon knight resells 7th Amédée de Savoie Gattières instead of which he was seized following a hand.


  • Old village.
  • Church of St. Nicolas.
  • Headstones of Roman 2nd century AD
  • Grinding jar mill and oil.
  • Rue shelves.
  • Houses singular.
  • Laundries.
  • Three crosses Masonic.
  • Monument Flames.
  • Flower Garden Pottery:
  • Garden tours by appointment.
  • Entry 6 euro - Free up to 12 years.
  • Address: 250 chemin des Espeiroures - 06510 Gattières.
  • Tel. : +33 4 93 08 67 77 - Email:


  • The first weekend of February: Feast of St. Blaise.
  • End of June: Moules frites evening in the village.
  • Mid-July: Festival of Lyric Art Opus.
  • Mid-October: Autumn: concerts, exhibitions, shows ...
  • Throughout the year exhibition hall Vogade.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (8.1 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterlandNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 65 €Biot (17.8 km)

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Monday 2 February
Min. -6°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -8°C - Max. 2°C
Wednesday 4 February
Min. -8°C - Max. -4°C


French cuisine restaurantAux Caprices de Caroline   NEW
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Located 3.4 km from Gattières35 € per person 
Crêperie restaurantCrêperie du Moment  
Here is a charming creperie located in the pretty village of Carros. Stone walls and modern decor gives a warm and trendy. Enjoy its buckwheat pancakes, prepared according to the tradition,...
Located 3.7 km from Gattières19 € per person 
Provençal restaurantLes Bacchanales - Christophe Dufau  
Les Bacchanales vous accueille dans les magnifiques paysages des Alpes Maritimes dans une demeure fin 19e siècle. Dans ce havre de paix, Christophe Dufau fera le bonheur des palais...
Located 6.4 km from Gattières25 € per person 

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Villa with 2 bedroomsLes Mas du Baou    
Close to Vence and Saint-Paul de Vence, just at the base of Baou de Saint-Jeannet, the B&B Les Mas du Baou are welcoming you in its 2 bedrooms, for a calm rest in a villa with swim...
Located 2.5 km from Gattières77 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsMas Orphée  
Nested just at the foot of famous 'Baou', considered as being an exceptional point of view on the French Riviera. The Mas Orphée offers the most beautiful view of the region facing...
Located 2.8 km from Gattières 
Villa with 2 bedroomsLa Bagna Gauda    
La Gaude
House of charm and ecological, solar hot water, photovoltaics. In a welcoming and relaxing, fenced yard with parking. Garden with swimming pool and sunbathing around. Marine room: air...
Located 3.8 km from GattièresFrom 80 € to 85 € the double room 

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Villa for 6 personsDomaine de Respelido****
Charming hamlet of 8 comfortable 2 and 3-room Provencal villas, Le Domaine de Respelido **** welcomes you in the quietness of the countryside, 15 minutes from Nice airport and beaches....
Located 2.9 km from GattièresFrom 840 € to 1630 € per week 
Villa for 14 personsAu vieux lion blanc
La Gaude
Large house called 'Mason' on 2 levels, 300m² habitable. Environment countryside, panoramic hills, quiet. All shops at 500 m, 20 minutes from Nice airport, 30 minutes from downtown...
Located 3.2 km from GattièresFrom 1150 € to 2950 € per week 
House for 6 personsSaint Jeannet  
Typical village house, ground floor, with panoramic views of the Riviera and the sea Located in the heart of the medieval village of St Jeannet, you can taste the Provencal tranquility...
Located 3.3 km from GattièresFrom 420 € to 690 € per week 

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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 2.3 km from GattièresFrom 17 € to 23 € per day 
149 places over 4 haCamping les Pinèdes    
La Colle-sur-Loup
Between Nice, Saint Paul de Vence and Monaco, at 7 km from the Mediterranean coast, the camping site 'les Pinèdes' will charm you by its specific location. Our camping site has all...
Located 11.6 km from GattièresFrom 17.80 € to 38 € per day 
108 places over 2 haParc des Maurettes    
Calm and relaxation in a nice and shadowy site **** free : spa facilities (2 relaxing spas - 1 swimming spa - sauna - terrace) **** internet receipt on every pitch (Wifi) and internet...
Located 14.9 km from GattièresFrom 19.70 € to 29.50 € per day 

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Hotel Le Beau Site - Hotel in GattièresHotel Le Beau Site 
Featuring a restaurant and offering panoramic views of the Var Valley, Hotel Le Beau Site is located in Gattières. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Each room here will...
Located in GattièresRoom from 75 €
Appart Hotel Lou Castelet - Hotel in GattièresAppart Hotel Lou Castelet     
Lou Castelet is located at the foot of typical old villages of Nice's hinterland. It offers 52 apartments with a Provencal radiant atmosphere and extreme comfort. All apartments are...
Located 2.2 km from GattièresRoom from 70 €
Promotel - Hotel in GattièresPromotel     
The Promotel is located in the Cote d’Azur countryside, 11 kilometres from Nice International Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking. The Promotel offers 84 air-conditioned...
Located 2.2 km from GattièresRoom from 72 €

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Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Le Méridien Beach Plaza overlooks Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean Sea. Its private beach and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are complimented by a...
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