Tourisme Pégomas

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The Siagne river runs through the middle of Pégomas, dividing the territory in two. On the right bank are the foothills of the Tanneron massif, which are covered in yellow in late winter when the mimosas flower; on the left bank is a plain, through which the Mourachonne river flows and where the hills of the Pays de Grasse start. The plain is the social, economic and historical heart of Pégomas. It all began in the Middle Ages. The territory of Pégomas was bordered by the neighbouring territories of Auribeau and La Roquette. On top of Castellaras hill there was very probably a castle that has now disappeared. In the fifteenth century, the monks from the abbey of Lérins, who owned the lands, decided to create the Béal canal that still exists today in order to turn their mills in Cannes and enable them to cultivate rice in the plain. But the insalubrious atmosphere and stagnant waters made life difficult around the banks of the Siagne. By the late Middle Ages, the town had become deserted, and in fifteen thirteen the monks from Lérins brought in families from Italy to repopulate it. The families moved into the bastides, around which hamlets gradually built up, and they farmed the land on behalf of the wealthy landowners. Although the area around the Siagne remained putrid and foul-smelling and the area continued to be designated ” uninhabited ”, Pégomas acquired new facilities such as wheat and oil mills and a sawmill. The nineteenth century was a period of economic and social growth in Pégomas. The Siagne had been tamed so the plain became more attractive and it was finally possible to farm other crops such as watercress, perfume plants and fruit and vegetables. A hamlet called Le Logis alongside the Mourachonne became the centre of the community. Enjoy a visit to Pégomas and its rivers, the Siagne and the Mourachonne.

Practical information Pégomas

Pégomas Tourist Office
287, Avenue de Grasse
06 580 PEGOMAS
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 60 20 70
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Saturday from 9am to 12pm
Summer opening: Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm.
Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm.
Closed during the Christmas school holidays
Email: point-info-tourisme@villedepegomas.fr
Website: www.villedepegomas.fr