Interpreting the land

Changes in land use in Le Tignet
This may come as a surprise but you are standing in the centre of Le Tignet. Here where the parish church and the school dating from the time of Jules Ferry’s education reforms stand, is in fact the official historic centre of the commune. The...
The territory of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
When you look at the panoramic view from the Pas de la Faye you can see how the land around Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey has been used. On your left are the Doublier and Malle ranges, where the ruins of a quadrangular tower are what remain of a medieval...
The former territory of Cabris
Place Mirabeau where you are now has one of the most beautiful views over the pays de Grasse. It’s a good place to stop and take the time to understand this landscape where man has left his mark over the centuries. A viewpoint indicator on the...
Scattered settlements in the high ground
The Roche Coupée site overlooks part of Escragnolles including the source of the Siagne and is the perfect place to try and get to grips with the history of the settlements in the upper Pays de Grasse. So here we go with the open-air history lesson...

En complément

The esplanade
The Cours Honoré Cresp esplanade has long been a social meeting place in Grasse and has evolved a great deal over the years. In the seventeenth century, it was outside the city walls, and over time was gradually transformed by the city authorities...
The historical district of Saint-Jean
Although some distance away from the village of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey and part of the medieval fiefdom of la Motte that no longer exists, the Saint-Jean district played a very important role in local history. The royal road between Antibes and...