Lucéram

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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Lucéram
TownLucéram
Insee code06077
Postcode06440
Latitude43.8837460
Longitude7.3608970
AltitudeFrom 400 to 1567 meters
Surface65.52 km²
Population1242 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsTouët-de-l'Escarène at 4 km
Chief townNice (at 27 km, 35 min)L'Escarène at 5.2 km
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesCoaraze at 5.6 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • Lucéram, medieval village ...
  • 25 km from Nice, the medieval village of Lucéram, perched on a rocky outcrop, carefully preserve the marks of its history and its rich history of culture. Village of step on the road salt, then becomes prosperous Lucéram (late 15th century). It was during this prosperous era that we have the frescoed chapels, altarpieces and some of the treasures that adorn the Baroque church, built on the site of a medieval castle.
  • Tower and ramparts ... The tower "open throat", 15 meters high, can appear partially demolished but it is not. From the beginning it was built in the shape of a horseshoe, open to the village. If unfortunately the assailant is in him master, he could use against the site. The eastern part of the ramparts and some of the houses were destroyed in an avalanche.
  • Streets and squares ... The maze of stepped alleyways winding through the heart of old Lucéram, gives this town a secret atmosphere, part of its charm. You have to admire the beautiful facades, old doors arched, mullioned windows, the curious passages and alleys. The "plot" is the focal point of the old city where all roads converge, it is the old medieval village square where the museum of the crib.
  • Peïra-Cava, a balcony overlooking the Mercantour
  • 14 km from Lucéram, on a beautiful winding road you reach the station Peïra-Cava. First parade ground for the military in 1870, the village then developed with hotels, villas and shops. Early this century it is already a brilliant summer resort and winter soon.
  • Today is a pleasant resort that welcomes lovers in all seasons of calm and healthy forest walks, skiing and snowshoeing in winter, on foot, horseback or mountain bike. And if you love sensation, the park organizes an adventure ropes course for all in the forest.

SIGHTSEEING

  • Lucéram is an authentic medieval village, with the tower "open throat", surrounded by ramparts, and the baroque church of Sainte-Marguerite. The latter has six altarpieces of the 15th century on the original nine: the largest, that of St. Margaret and that of St Peter and St Paul are attributed to Louis Brea, St. Anthony of Padua, painted by Jean Canavesio; Menthon St Bernard, the Pieta, St Joseph's death.
  • Treasury of Saint Margaret's Church: The Treasure of religious goldsmith has over forty pieces classified. Piece of the treasure: "Saint Margaret issuant of the dragon". Remeber also a very valuable "Monstrance" silver gilt of the fifteenth. Moreover, the Pieta of the 16th century plaster of fabric is one of the most moving statues folk art.
  • Painted by Jean Baleison Chapels, located in the mountains.
  • Doors to the medieval city.
  • Fountains and wash houses.
  • Crafts: the baker's "Old Bakehouse" bake bread in wood-burning oven authentic remained closed for over 30 years.
  • Museum of the Crèche: The founding members of the Association of Country House, all volunteers, have created a museum of the crib to the Plot, in the old village. From the humblest to the most sophisticated, more than 150 works are on display. You will discover, among others: the superb collection of Neapolitan nativity scene, nativity scenes in the world, the smallest presented in an authentic cabinet, the wall of "Cougourdons", the oldest nursery from 1948, the contemporary of figurines of all sizes and different materials: clay, of course, glass, porcelain, matches, wood, wool, fabric, clothes pegs, etc.. During the Circuit des Crèches, the museum is open daily. Outside this period, contact the Tourist Office.
  • Museum of Old Tools and Local History: Located right next to the church in the old chapel of St. John, it houses an exhibition of old tools used in the village for various agricultural and domestic activities. Hundreds of instruments, tools, accessories are attractively presented and distributed according to their jobs. The museum is open all year, the demand to the Tourist Office at +33 4 93 79 46 50.
  • Museum of the oil mill of the 17th century: A farm of Val del Prat, discovery of oil mill that worked there a short time following the extraction method known as Genoese. Visit the only mill in the afternoon, by appointment. Tasting and sale of olive oil and jams. Tel. : +33 4 93 79 54 66.
  • Visits to Peïra-Cava:
  • Peter Plate, viewpoint: At the entrance of Peïra-Cava, down the road, there is a huge flat rock, called "Stone Plate", overlooking the orientation table. It is accessible by a staircase of iron, pursued by a narrow path. From this overview, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire chain of the Southern Alps, and part of the coast.
  • Coolers: These are the remains of an original activity, born in the 19th century, to meet the new needs created by the development of tourism, hotels and restaurants storing food and beverages. In the corners of the wettest forest and shade, were built of circular cavities deep, backfilled with dry stone where they thronged the snow that turned to ice naturally. She was then transported overnight to the Coast cities.
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Snows: Our Lady of Peace or Our Lady of Lorry, this small chapel has three names. Although modest and rustic, it is no less touching in its history. It was inaugurated on July 2, 1903. An explanation is documented in the chapel.
  • Family Fun - Nature activities:
  • Adventure Peïra-Cava offering fun 6 circuits from tree to tree on a beautiful site and protected; 100 workshops and one of the biggest zip lines in France: 900 m. Information +33 6 22 32 34 61 or +33 4 93 91 36 25.
  • Botanical Trail offers a walk accessible and open to all. From the parking lot of the park adventures, this trail is dotted with explanatory panels that help you learn to recognize the different species that grow in natural Peïra-Cava.
  • Winter Sports: The followers of snowshoes or cross country skiing there are plenty of space to practice their sport, gentle terrain and offer children the delights of skiing sledding.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Lucéram
MonumentsChurch Sainte-Marguerite
Natural sitesMount l'Ablé,   Pass Saint-Roch,   Pass of the Porte

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Circuit nurseries: The Country House and Upper Lucéram Paillon, organizes since Christmas 1998, in collaboration with associations and residents of the town, a "circuit nurseries" in the village. The tradition is now well established. In December and early January, thousands of visitors walk the streets of the village and the station Peïra-Cava, from which to explore the nursery. Lucéram knows a rare excitement. Of all ages, all nationalities, and sometimes even from different faiths, nurseries are unity. They bring together the peoples. Visitors are delighted with their findings. An unforgettable spectacle offered to them. They roam the streets metamorphosed, adorned with a multitude of green branches and decorated with knots of colored balls Lucéram: red and gold, this in perfect harmony. From the smallest nut in half, with the largest measuring 10 meters long, more than 450 cribs are exhibited in the streets, basements, on fountains, under porches, in church, in turn, chapels, the bread oven, the Museum of the Nativity, the Museum of Old Tools, the Country House / Tourist Office, in the plot, in shops, etc..
  • Other festivals and events:
  • Bread Festival in June.
  • Race walking Lucéram / Peïra Cava-early July.
  • Feast of St. Margaret in July.
  • Garage sales and the feast of Santa Rosalia in August.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (12.8 km)
Guided hike in the Valley of WondersNature and the outdoorsFrom 30 € to 110 €Belvédère (14.9 km)
Canyoning or aqua-hikingSports sensationsFrom 40 € to 65 €Le Broc (17.5 km)
Hike in Mercantour and the Valley of WondersNature and the outdoorsFrom 120 € to 200 €Valdeblore (24 km)
Alpha Park, the Mercantour wolvesNature and the outdoors12 €Saint-Martin-Vésubie (26 km)

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PHOTOS

Village of Lucéram - Panoramic ViewVillage of Lucéram - Panoramic View
 
Tour open at the throat and rampartsTour open at the throat and ramparts
Plot of LucéramPlot of Lucéram
 
Lucéram, overlooking the BaousLucéram, overlooking the Baous
Lucéram Lane, medieval villageLucéram Lane, medieval village
 
Place Barralis AdrianPlace Barralis Adrian
Adrian Barralis PlaceAdrian Barralis Place
 
Church of Sainte-Marguerite LucéramChurch of Sainte-Marguerite Lucéram

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WEATHER

Friday 31 October
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Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 1 November
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Min. 5°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 2 November
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Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Provençal restaurantAuberge du Château  
9
L'Escarène
Located in the heart of Escarene the Auberge du Château welcomes you in a friendly bistro ambience. The chef offers specialties of Nice (Nice kitchen label), as well as fish and seafood...
Located 5.6 km from Lucéram23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantO Bai Pie   SPECIAL OFFER
Castagniers
How does one recognize a good table? Following several clues: a convenient and quiet location, local cuisine, plus a small side discreet modesty What larger without needing to take...
Located 10.5 km from Lucéram15 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Source  
9
Lantosque
HEART CAMPAIGN - In the bush Provencal Lantosque, enjoy a gourmet break in a lovely setting and surrounded by greenery. The traditional restaurant, La Source welcomes you in a neat...
Located 11.1 km from Lucéram29 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'Hotes les Lys et Gite les Lys    
8.6
Berre-les-Alpes
3 rooms of hosts in a beautiful detached house on a closed ground of 3500 m with 600 m of altitude surrounded by Mountains calms absolute. Between Sea and Mountain we are located at...
Located 6.1 km from Lucéram69 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Parare    
10
Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Guest house La Parare, a stone farmhouse from the 17th century, vaults, terraces and heated swimming pool with jet stream. Sauna and possibility to have a massage. Beautiful scenery...
Located 9.8 km from LucéramFrom 133 € to 164 € the double room 
Villa with 4 bedroomsChambres d'Hôtes Lou Picarou    
9.7
Breil-sur-Roya
Near the Mercantour Park, Valley of Wonders (prehistoric engravings) Our villa is located in the trees, 600 m altitude, quiet. Ideal place to relax and starting point for several h...
Located 12.4 km from LucéramFrom 65 € to 85 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsLa Roche d'Argent  
9.3
Berre-les-Alpes
For nature lovers: Cottage located on the ground floor of a villa designed to accommodate 3 to 4 people. South-southwest direction with garden (olive-chestnut) of 4000 m ² and various...
Located 5.9 km from LucéramFrom 390 € to 435 € per week 
House for 9 personsGite les Mimosas  
9.4
Berre-les-Alpes
Gite les Mimosas (3 ears) in a beautiful detached house of 120 m² in a centenary olive grove on a closed ground of 3500 m with 600 m of altitude surrounded by Mountains calms absolute...
Located 6.1 km from LucéramFrom 695 € to 1350 € per week 
House for 6 personsLa Lufrerie  
9.6
Sospel
Great charming house in the middle of an olive grove, facing the forest, the gateway to the Mercantour. Very quiet, ideal for long walks, 20 km from the sea (Menton) and Italy. It features...
Located 6.5 km from LucéramFrom 550 € to 875 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
90 places over 4 haCamping Domaine Sainte Madeleine    
8.8
Sospel
Let yourself be seduced by the charm and hospitality of Domaine Sainte Madeleine. At 15 km from the Côte Azur, on the edge of the Mercantour National Park, is located Sospel (380 m...
Located 4.7 km from LucéramFrom 18.80 € to 23.50 € per day 
28 places over 4 haCamping de la Laune    
8
Peillon
Family, quiet and shaded campsite. Offer yourselves a wonderful stay of relaxation in this small domain nested in a screen of greenery and freshness. At feet of its spectacular village...
Located 12.5 km from LucéramFrom 19.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
50 places over 1 haCamping a la ferme st joseph    
8.9
Saint-Martin-Vésubie
In the center of the National Park of Mercantour, situated at 1000 m of altitude, only 60 km from the Mediterranean Sea, lies this lovely orchard transformed into a camping area, nestled...
Located 22 km from LucéramFrom 18 € to 18.30 € per day 

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HOTELS

L'Auberge Provencale - Hotel in LucéramL'Auberge Provencale     
7.7
Sospel
L'Auberge Provençale is located in the medieval village of Sospel, between the mountains and the sea. From its high position on top of a hill it offers a panoramic terrace shaded by...
Located 7.5 km from LucéramRoom from 56 €
Les Tchitchou'S Night - Hotel in LucéramLes Tchitchou'S Night    
7.2
Contes
Set 16 km east of Nice, this hotel offers several outdoor lounges and free Wi-Fi access. You can relax in the lounge or in the garden. The rooms at Les Tchitchou'S Night are decorated...
Located 9 km from LucéramRoom from 74 €
Villa Cyriel - Hotel in LucéramVilla Cyriel    
7.1
Contes
Located 3 km from Contes, Villa Cyriel is surrounded by a garden and offers an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a dance floor. In its reception room, events like weddings and anniversaries...
Located 9.5 km from LucéramRoom from 85 €

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