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

Nestled on a hillside facing the verdant forest of Patron and Cressionière, the village of Amirat, sunny haven, has a great location for hiking enthusiasts. The village is in two parts: Agota, of which dominates the valley of Chanan, with the St. Anne Church (XVI century) and the hostel. In the district of Maupoil - Saint Jeannet, we admire the Saint-Jeannet (sixteenth century) and his beautiful wooden gate.

On a mountainous territory cut ravines, valleys and streams, Amirat nestles on a hillside facing the verdant forest of the Patron and Cressonnière. Urbanization is a linear village, the houses all have the same orientation. Many streams and watering Amirat sources and provide water fountains and mills, the source and the source White Font Creffounier.

Amirat consists of several parts: The Agota, The Village, Saint-Jeannet Maupoil, The Ubac of Amirat.

The position of the village with commanding views would have been baptized "Amiratum" (mentioned in 1043, a view or place a lookout). The manor belonged to the Grasse-Bar since the 14th century, the branch of Briançon.

St. Anne, patron saint of the village. Saint Jeannet, patron of men of Amirat.

Located at 860 meters, 1295 of which 910 ha of forests. Dominated by the northwest ridge of the bar rocks of Notre Dame. In the center of the wooded hills of pine and oak. The village clings perched on the southern slope of a hill, rounded the end of its access road.

Amirat enjoys a microclimate, protected by surrounding ridges.

Geographical information

Latitude43.8901530 (N 43° 53’ 25”)
Longitude6.8264370 (E 6° 49’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 725m to 1373m
Surface area12.95 km²
Population74 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (50 mi, 1h28)
Insee code06002
IntercommunalityCA du Pays de Grasse
TerritoryAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Gars3.7 mi (12 min)
Les Mujouls4 mi (12 min)
Collongues4.3 mi (12 min)
Briançonnet4.8 mi (14 min)
Sallagriffon6.9 mi (20 min)
Val-de-Chalvagne9.6 mi (25 min)
Saint-Auban9.8 mi (26 min)
Saint-Pierre11 mi (28 min)
Saint-Antonin11.9 mi (32 min)
Sigale12.2 mi (31 min)
La Penne12.2 mi (32 min)
Soleilhas13.7 mi (35 min)
La Rochette13.7 mi (35 min)
Entrevaux14.4 mi (38 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


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The Agota
The Agota
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Hubac of Amirat
Hubac of Amirat
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Fountain Amirat
Fountain Amirat
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Lavoir of Amirat
Lavoir of Amirat
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Saturday 11 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 31°C
Sunday 12 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C
Monday 13 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (5.7 mi)
Sportive Canoe Rafting (on your own or with a guide) on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations25 € Villars-sur-Var (12.9 mi)
Rock Climbing in the Loup Gorges – Departing from Gourdon (40 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations32 € Gourdon (14 mi)
Canyoning in the “Valley of Wolves” – 50 minutes from Nice, Cannes and Antibes
Sports sensations50 € Tourrettes-sur-Loup (14.4 mi)
Rafting in the Verdon gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Castellane (15.9 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Peak of the Eagle
HikeIntermediate3h30Thorenc (6 mi)
Heritage itinerary
Village visitEasy1h30Gréolières (8.8 mi)
Les Miroirs hike
HikeEasy2h45Gréolières (8.8 mi)
The Cheiron Itinerary
HikeAthletic5h00Gréolières (8.8 mi)
Sandstone Annot and King's Chamber
HikeEasy2h30Annot (9.5 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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