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13 of the best hill villages near Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas:

The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of ruins to perfectly renovated sophisticated small towns

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Phoebe Thomas carries two passports British and Australian. She married a Frenchman and now the couple are living in Provence with their two children. This bilingual and multi-cultural family has travelled extensively to Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia before settling in Roquefort les Pins in 2007.

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    Brett hawkes
    July 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    We are a group of 10 American cyclists. I am looking a substantial hilltop town where we will stay a week, therefore has to have a variety of restaurants. We will bike from that town. what would you recommend?
    I speak French also.

    • CKAdmin
      July 23, 2018 at 10:01 am — Reply

      Hi Brett: Thanks for reading Perfectly Provence. Can you send me an email at info@perfectlyprovence.co and I will see if we can narrow down your search.

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