Walking in the high ground of the pays de Grasse

Chemin de Cipières
Take the winding path up the plateau de Cavillore from the departmental road that you’re now on for a spectacular view of the villages of Gourdon and Le Bar-sur-Loup with the Mediterranean in the background. The path, which is consolidated by...
The old Loup bridge
The old Loup bridge, set a little way back off the road between Cipières and Gréolières, was on the old road that connected the two villages that is now a walking path. This humpback bridge dates from seventeen sixty-three, as the inscription on the...
The royal road
From the Roche Coupée, you can see a winding road with a stone wall below the church of Saint-Martin. The road has had various names including the royal way going to Castellane, royal road and royal road from Antibes to Sisteron, and is the remains...

Railways

The old station and the Nice-Meyrargue line
As you have probably realised, the building that houses the tourist office was originally Peymeinade railway station, one of the stations on the Nice-Meyrargues line. The line, called the Central Var line, was built to connect the Alpes-Maritimes...
The viaduct on the Nice-Meyrargues line
You’re now at Pont-du-Loup where you can see the remains of an old railway viaduct. Let’s go back in time to discover its origins. After France’s annexation of the county of Nice, work started on transport networks to connect the Alpes-Maritimes...
The station and the history of the Cannes-Grasse line
Although it looks modern, there has been a station at Mouans-Sartoux for a long time! A look back at the history of the local railways will tell us more… It all began during the Second Empire when they were thinking about building a railway line in...
Grasse funicular railway
In the late nineteenth century, Grasse station, operated by the Paris Lyon Méditerranée company, was served by two railway lines and they needed to find an efficient way to link the station at the bottom of the town to the town centre. They came up...
The Nice-Meyrargues railway line
From the viewpoint on the terrace below the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, you can see the ruins of a railway viaduct tucked away in the greenery. The viaduct crosses the Pescaressa river and is on the Nice-Meyrargues line that was built to connect...

En complément

The tram station
You’re now in front of the old tram station at La Colle, as you can see from the plaque on the front of the building. In the late nineteenth century, a railway line was built to connect the Alpes-Maritimes department to the rest of France and in the...
The old Entrevaux path
Let’s take a short walk from the col du Ferrier along the old Entrevaux path, one of the many connecting paths in the area around Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey that existed up until the roads were built in the nineteenth century. In fact, several of the...
The viaduct on the Nice-Meyrargues line
After a pleasant walk under the hornbeams, elms and cork oaks, you come to the remains of an old railway viaduct on the line between Nice and Meyrargues in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. After the county of Nice was annexed by France, it became a...
The return from the island of Elba
While we’re here in Escragnolles let’s find out a bit more about this tourist route, which was given the name “ Route Napoléon ” at the suggestion of abbot Chaperon of la Martre in the early twentieth century. Although the road only follows part of...