From the top of its rocky spur, at an altitude of 400 metres, the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup overlooks a vast wooded valley. This high-perched medieval town is home to a thousand-year-old heritage whose old stones reveal its secrets. The best way to enjoy it is to stroll along its steep and winding side streets, where you will find pretty, colourful houses adorned with flowers. These houses built with the regional limestone seem to form a cosy cocoon where the light blue louvred shutters contrast beautifully with the ochre and grey stones. In the background, the greenery extends all the way to the Mediterranean, forming vast, rolling hills.
As well as the Tourettane architecture, visitors also like this village for its quality artisanal products. Violet has pride of place in confectionery and perfumes, and there is also a museum charting 150 years of the precious flower's history. In March, the village holds a lively violet festival and offers a wide range of entertainment for visitors.
For a lovely way to round off your trip, climb to the highest point of the village opposite the old keep. Scenery-lovers are treated to a 360° panoramic view, encompassing the coast and the Mediterranean!