Tourisme La-Colle-Sur-Loup

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To understand how the commune of La Colle-sur-Loup all fits together, we need to go back in time. Although there were once human settlements in the mountains around the village, that was a very long time ago and it isn’t really until the Middle Ages that the history of La Colle-sur-Loup begins. At the time, the diocese of Vence consisted of a number of different territories that no longer exist. One of them was the Canadel estate, whose medieval church is still standing. In the thirteenth century, the area where La Colle-sur-Loup and Roquefort-les-Pins now are was part of Saint-Paul. In the sixteenth century, Francis 1st ordered the ramparts of Saint-Paul to be rebuilt, and people settled in the bastides in an area that became known as La Colle. In the seventeenth century, the parish church was built and the bastides came together to form hamlets and eventually a village. Finally, in seventeen ninety, the communes of La Colle and Roquefort were given their independence. La Colle soon added “ sur Loup ” to its name. The population of La Colle-sur-Loup were farmers who made their living from traditional Mediterranean agriculture consisting of wheat growing, vines, olive trees and fruit and vegetables. The climate was well suited to flower farming, and the growth of the perfume industry in Grasse in the late nineteenth century encouraged the people of La Colle to start growing orange trees and centifolia roses, otherwise known as the rose de mai. In the twentieth century, celebrities attracted by the mild climate came here on holiday, or to make films or attend the rose festival, which made La Colle-sur-Loup famous in the nineteen fifties. Enjoy the charm of the village streets and take a stroll along the picturesque banks of the Loup.

Practical information La-Colle-Sur-Loup

La Colle-sur-Loup Tourist Office
28, rue Maréchal Foch
06480 La Colle sur Loup
Tel: 00 33 4 93 326 836
Opening hours
From 15th June to 15th September
9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
9am to 12pm and 3pm to 7pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
From 16th September to 14th June
9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm Monday to Saturday and public holidays
Closed Sunday