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Entrevaux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Entrevaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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Standing on top of a rocky spur on a meander of the Var river, the medieval fortified village of Entrevaux enjoys a beautiful natural setting.

After entering the village over a drawbridge, you discover a maze of charming and picturesque narrow streets lined with old houses, as well as a Gothic cathedral with a magnificent Baroque interior.

Dominating the village roofs is a hilltop citadel built by Vauban in 1690 and reached via a fortified walkway that zigzags up the hillside. At the top, visitors can explore the fortifications and get a fantastic panoramic view of Entrevaux and the Var valley!

Not to be missed: Entrevaux medieval festival with its busy programme of events in the old village in August.

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Entrevaux

Entrevaux is located along the Var and RN202, on the edge of the Alpes-Maritimes department. A fortified village dominated by its famous citadel, the fortified stronghold of the kingdom of France earned it the title of Vauban.

Access to the historic city is via the Royal Gate and its impressive drawbridge.

You will undoubtedly fall under the spell of this beautiful village rich in history as you wander the streets.

Just outside passes the railway line of the famous Pignes train, linking Nice to Dignes-les-Bains. This link (inaugurated in 1911), in a beautiful natural setting, is borrowed by about 500,000 passengers a year!

Things to see and do

Citadel Entrevaux:

Vauban wanted impregnable: it never came. The citadel, however, begins to engage the public ....

Of the magazine to the very contemporary prison cells, you can imagine what life in the fortress. Further, you indignant of the fate of enemies, who, despite the altitude and the hostility of the site, managed to infiltrate it.

The castle and the half-mile ramp leading to it are indeed built on the side of stone on a narrow rocky outcrop, and encircled by the river Var.

The site, thus isolated, is literally extraordinary. Expect great views over the medieval village of Entrevaux well as all around.

The citadel is open to the public daily non-stop.

Places of interest

Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Association for Heritage Protection Entrevaux (APPE) organizes since 1989 the famous Medieval Feasts of Entrevaux in order to finance the restoration and maintenance of its heritage.

Photos

Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
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Levis - Royal Door
Levis - Royal Door
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Village of Entrevaux
Village of Entrevaux
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Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
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Citadel, Cathedral and Gardens
Citadel, Cathedral and Gardens
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Royal Door
Royal Door
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Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking on the GR4.

Hiking in the Mercantour National Park.

Gorges of Cians and Daluis.

Verdon Gorge.

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