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Paradise Circuit

Hikes & walks in Le Bar-sur-Loup

This pleasant walk along the Paradise Path will offer you the chance to visit the hilltop village of Gourdon, the Loup valley and the village of Bar-sur-Loup.

Description sheet

DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
Departure municipalityLe Bar-sur-Loup
Outing typeHike
DifficultyIntermediate
Duration3h30
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres3.7 mi
Altitude upon departure320m
Change in altitude520m

Access

From the cemetery car park on the eastern side of the village of Bar-sur-Loup, follow the small Bessurane road to Saint-Claude Chapel, then take the path that climbs upwards on the left.

Itinerary

Then pass through the forest to the Loup Canal (underground). Continue your walk over the mountainside and cross the small footbridge over the Gourdon River and continue to the Paradise Path. Take this path on the left to the Foulon Aqueduct, then continue to Gourdon via a series of hairpin bends. Visit this delightful hilltop village, then descend along the Paradise Path, which joins the route of the old railway line. Return towards Le Bar-sur-Loup by following this road on the right for 1 km and complete the circuit with the Chemin des Fontaines, which leads you back to the cemetery car park.

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