Hilltop Villages Côte d'Azur Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Hilltop Villages to See the Côte d’Azur Hinterlands

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they think of glamorous spots like Cannes, Antibes, and Nice—beautiful cities, all of them. But this glorious corner of France is also home to charming inland villages that are well worth a visit. Let’s look at a few. Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest …

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Beautiful Colourful Ochres Roussillon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

The Beautiful Colourful Ochres of Roussillon

Another Beautiful Village Friends and others headed to Provence often ask where they should go during their once in a lifetime visit to Provence. It is a hard question as most visitors have only six (6) days since they usually arrive on Saturday afternoon and depart the following Saturday morning; …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

7 Picture-Perfect Towns In Provence

Provence is a classic travel destination and a never-ending source of inspiration and relaxation. But why do people choose to visit Provence? First of all, because of those winding streets, decorated with greenery and flowers. Secondly, because of its incredible climate – all pictures of Provence towns look amazing due …

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La Cadière-d'Azur Var
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La Cadière-d’Azur Var Village to Visit

Hilltop Village La Cadière-d’Azur is a small medieval village perched on the edge of a cliff on the hill across from Le Castellet in the south-west of the Var region. After we finished our walk-about Le Castellet, we decided that since we were in the area, we should cross the valley …

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Eze Village French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Eze Village is a French Riviera Must-See

Eze is a beautiful village on top of a hill with possibly the best views over the French Riviera! Walk around on the narrow pedestrian streets and visit the art galleries and the beautiful botanical gardens. The small town is located between Nice and Monaco and is easily accessible from …

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Menerbes Luberon Village
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menerbes the Luberon Village Made for Exploring

Hilltop Menerbes We often find ourselves sitting on the wall on the front edge of the pretty village of Menerbes, while we’re out exploring the area on our bikes. Like so many of the hilltop villages in the Luberon, it has an incredible view that stretches as far as Mont …

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Goat Cheese Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender season enjoy the brilliant shades of …

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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the village of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colorful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high …

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Oppede le Vieux #Luberon #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

O is for Oppede Le Vieux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some time ago someone posed the question on Twitter ‘What are your favourite 3 hill-top villages in Provence?’ Of course there are many to choose from, each having their own merits, whether it is Gordes with its beautiful Chateau, narrow streets and incredible views, …

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Peillon village Nice France
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasRoad Trips South of France

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

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…Continue …

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