A 4-star campsite on the Côte d’Azur between sea and mountains
The campsite Gorges du Loup is ideally located, away from the tumult and traffic jams of the streets along the beaches and only a few moments from mythical places to discover and visit absolutely on the French Riviera and the Alpes Maritimes.
Around the campsite Les Gorges du Loup
Small medieval village located high, Le-Bar-sur-Loup is located only 1 kilometer from the campsite. It is on the road from Grasse to Vence in the Alpes Maritimes (06). Le-Bar-sur-Loup is also nicknamed “The city of orange trees” because of its economy and history, long linked to Admiral Grasse. Indeed, the flowers of the orange trees were used in the perfumeries of Grasse. Today, oranges are still very popular foodstuffs in Le-Bar-sur-Loup and come in the composition of jams of bitter oranges and the famous orange wine.
In the streets of Le-Bar-sur-Loup, you walk on foot, looking up to see the beautiful old houses around the Castle and the Church. The village also offers an impressive panoramic view of Gourdon, the Gorges du Loup and the Vallée du Loup.
Only 9 kilometers from the campsite, Grasse visits, discovers and appreciates. Medieval city of Art and History founded in the 7th century, Grasse has typical Provencal style. It enchants visitors with its mix of architecture and seduces tourists because of its many squares and fountains. A city both colorful and fragrant, world capital of perfumes.
In Grasse, do not forget to visit the Fragonard Museum, the International Museum of Perfumery, the Notre Dame du Puy Cathedral …
Antibes – Juan-les -Pins
Only 26 kilometers from the campsite, Antibes – Juan-les-Pins is worth a day trip. Between Nice and Cannes, the Cap d’Antibes is like a rocky spur on which you will see the most beautiful villas of the French Riviera and the most luxurious hotels. Antibes is also 25 kilometers of sandy beaches popular with tourists. Its marina is the largest in Europe and the Garoupe lighthouse offers an exceptional panorama from Italy to Estérel.
Children are not left out, in Antibes, because of a huge marine park, the largest in Europe, Marineland, which is visited for the delight of young and old.
Cannes is one of the must-sees of the Côte d’Azur, just 25 kilometers from the campsite. City fans of the seventh art, Cannes offers a rich cultural and natural heritage. From La Croisette to Croix-des-Gardes via Le Suquet, you will enjoy an excursion to Cannes to come back to the campsite at dusk.
In Cannes, on the Côte d’Azur, do not miss La Croisette, Suquet, the Lerins Islands, the Croix des Gardes, the Chemin des Etoiles, the Old Port, the Liberty Alley and … of course … the magnificent Cannes beaches!
At about fifteen kilometers from the campsite, discover Vence, a charming historic city, which has seduced big names like Dufy, Matisse, Chagall or Dubuffet. A place to discover on foot, carrying a long history to discover the bend of the streets and columns of the Marseillais, vestiges of a Roman triumphal arch.
In Vence, take the time to visit the Nativité-de-Notre-Dame cathedral and its treasure, the Columns of the Marseillais, the numerous prehistoric vestiges … and appreciate the microclimate in which bathes this peaceful and pleasant city.
A little further … on the French Riviera
A 4-star camping holiday on the French Riviera is also an opportunity to take a car and visit some of the best places to visit.
30 kilometers from the campsite, Nice can be visited on foot, by small train, by bike … and even by Segway! Capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is full of assets. A few kilometers from the Italian border, Nice is a city of history, culture and art. Events are numerous and life is sweet. Do not miss to visit Old Nice with its typical narrow streets and small squares. So many reasons to make a trip to Nice, just thirty minutes from the campsite.
Fifty kilometers from the campsite, you will take the time to discover Monaco, the time of a day of excursion rich in wonders. You will see the famous rock, resort of the princely family and you will walk on the roads that host the Grand Prix automobile.
A little further than other places to visit, Menton is about sixty kilometers from the campsite Gorges du Loup in the Alpes Maritimes (06). A city rich in culture that has made way for the ubiquitous nature through the gardens, parks and the many plant species that can be discovered.
Other ideas for excursions from the campsite
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, beautiful peninsula very protected. You can hike around the peninsula and visit the villa E. De Rothschild.
Eze, picturesque village in eagle’s nest. Take the time to cross the beautiful botanical garden, visit the 18th century church.
Hike idea: Eze seaside via Eze village (1 hr) offering a magnificent sea view.
Roquebrune Cap Martin, old village perched above the large ledge.
To visit: the castle built in the year 970, the church of the thirteenth century.
Do not miss: the millenary olive tree of Roquebrune Cap Martin. It is said that it is the oldest in the world! Its circumference reaches 10 meters; he would have 4000 years …
Villefranche sur Mer and its magnificent bay, the deepest of the Mediterranean. Visit the old town with its 17th century houses and charming little port, its impressive 17th century citadel.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a picturesque fortified village built on a spur.
To visit: the many galleries of painting and the MAEGHT Foundation
Gourdon: one of the most beautiful villages in France, perched on a rocky peak at 760 m altitude. This eagle’s nest offers a grandiose panorama over the French Riviera and dominates the valley of the wolf.
Enjoy a beautiful panorama from Nice to Théoule!
To visit: the castle of the thirteenth century.
Great hike! : from camping to Gourdon.
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, located on a rocky peak; a fortified and medieval village, city of the violet Many specialties based on violets: liqueurs, sweets, ice creams, jams
Artisans carvers: olive wood and pottery.
To see: the castle of Villeneuve dating from the fifteenth century and its small square. This building houses the town hall, where many exhibitions are scheduled.
Nice market, every Wednesday morning.
Opio, a typical village that has kept an authentic oil mill (still in operation).
Between Opio and Valbonne, there is a stele, always flowered, the late Coluche.
Valbonne: Beautiful village with its arcaded square, beautiful Romanesque church, beautiful market on Friday morning.
Biot: Picturesque hilltop village. Do not miss the Art Glass!
To visit also: the Fernand Léger Museum.
Vallauris: City with a hundred potters, and ceramic art.
To visit: Picasso museum, Jean Marais area, petanque house and the sixteenth century castle which houses two museums: the Picasso National Museum, the Magnelli Museum (ceramics)
Mougins: Provencal village, built in a spiral, offering a beautiful panorama between Grasse and the sea.
To visit: museum of photography, museum of the automobile, its belfry of the feudal time. Many hikes in the park of Valmasque and around the pond of Fontmerle.
Théoule sur mer: Located just a few kilometers from Cannes, facing the Mediterranean, Théoule-sur-mer is exceptionally beautiful: sandy beaches, red coves.
Visit an idyllic seaside resort where you can enjoy the pleasures of nautical activities. In a still wild nature, discover the massif of Esterel.
Cabris: Old village overlooking the region with an extraordinary panorama. At the ruins of the castle, discover a magnificent view of Nice in Toulon.