Sunday, October 18, 2009

The secret spots next to Côte d’Azur

Côte d’Azur in south of France is a well-known summer destination for sunbathing and good party. But if you want to spend some peaceful time in the inland, in the north there are recommendable spots to view on the mountains or by freshwater sources. By hiring a car you can reach the following locations within 1 hour of drive and easily explore them.

Gorge de Loup
(the wolf's throught) is a deep, wild canyon where the river Loup flows through. All along the river a rich, savage planting greenery dominates the edges of the gorge allowing the restive rustling to echo its rashing to the ocean. It is a challenging adventure to follow the route of the river by jumping from one rock to the other and accidentally splash into the freezing, but brain-refreshing water.

Chateau de Gurdon (the Gourdon's castle) is located on the summit of a mountain from where it offers an amazing overview over the whole coast and the inland hills with their villages. It is a quite, relaxing place for a romantic dinner or a meditation section. For who practices paragliding this is a prefect area for flying with easy take-off zones.

Lac St.Cassan is a lake placed within a natural protected area surrounded by various type of green trees grounded in a soft earthy sand. The calm of the still freshwater, the softly breeze and the fascinating buzzing sound of cicadas create the most soothing ambiance that you could ever wish for your best relaxing holiday feeling.


  1. When you're visiting Nice, don't forget to check out the Alziari Olive Oil Mill: - the best olive oil I've ever had (sorry Italy :))

  2. Oh, interesting! I have never heard of it so in this case I will add a link to my next message so that people can have a look at it. Thanks Florian!