Tourisme Cabris

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Perched on raised land in the Grasse pre-Alps, surrounded by terraces of olive trees, Cabris is a charming Mediterranean village. It has historical links with the neighbouring communes of Le Tignet, Peymeinade and Spéracèdes which were all once part of Cabris before successively gaining their independence. The village of Cabris still bears traces of its medieval origins in the remains of its feudal castle. Like many villages in the region, the population settled around this fortification. In the thirteenth century, there was another nearby village called Saint-Pandoise that was much older. But in the late Middle Ages, after a series of wars and epidemics, the two communes were left deserted. Saint-Pandoise never recovered. As for Cabris, Balthazar of Grasse, the local lord, repopulated the village in fourteen hundred and ninety-six with fifty families from Sainte-Agnès, Menton and Ligurie. The new inhabitants built their houses and farmed the land in return for taxes paid to the lord. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the population grew and a parish church was built. However, Cabris had recurring problems with water supply. It wasn’t until the nineteenth of July nineteen thirty-one that this problem was finally solved with the inauguration of the Belletrud canal, named after the mayor who had fought for it to be built. Throughout the twentieth century, Cabris was visited by a host of artists, writers and scholars including André Gide, André Malraux, Albert Camus, Roger Martin du Gard and the Countess Marie de Saint-Exupéry. As you wander the streets, along the avenue of chestnut trees, and past the wells and the chapels, you’ll see what attracted them here!

Practical information Cabris

Cabris Tourist Office
9 rue Frederic Mistral
06530 CABRIS
Tel: + 33 (0)4 93 60 55 63
Opening times: Open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Website: http://cabris.voila.net
Email: tourisme.cabris@libertysurf.fr

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