An independent guest room with panoramic sea, village and mountain views.
Independent guest room for 2 pers. in the immediate vicinity of the medieval village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup (06140), Niçois hinterland, with a comfortable 160 bed. Private entrance and terrace, summer kitchen, superb panoramic view of the village, the sea, the baou de Vence and the mountains, quiet in a beautiful garden, petanque field, parking, wifi internet access, ideal hikers and sportsmen (departure hikes towards the Courmettes or others at the gate). We are located 4 km from Vence, 6 km from St Paul de Vence, 8 km from Cagnes sur Mer, 12 km from Nice, 30 km from Cannes and Monaco.
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The village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup:
From the top of its rocky spur, this beautiful perched village enjoys a breathtaking view of the coastline. The houses laid in ramparts' revolve around the fortified city since the Xixth century.
This village has a rich history and architecture and remains the meeting place of artists and artisans who give it life. It is well worth a visit, especially when Tourrettes-sur-Loup perfumes with Violets.
Its name "Turres Altae" denotes an "observation point" and will later give "Tourrettes".
The census of seventeen prehistoric and protohistorical sites reveals that the birth of Tourrettes-sur-Loup dates back to prehistoric times.
The site occupied by a Celtic-Ligurian tribe, then by the Romans of 262 BC, and until 476. It follows a half-millennium of invasion during which the barbarians Wisgoths, Huns, Francs, Lombards take over the village. In 972, the Sarasins took advantage of this drop-off plateau, conducive to defence, to build a fortress.
When Nice joined the Savoie in 1388, the village, then owned by the Grimaldis who joined the Savoie, was confiscated by the Count of Provence Louis II of Anjou and attributed to Guichard Villeneuve. The family kept this fief until 1789. They built in 1437 the present castle including the old belfry of the twelfth century.
Under the Ancien Régime, the village, called Tourrettes-lès-Vence, holds a certain importance since it has a hospital
During the French Revolution, the municipality installed the town hall in the old castle. When the departments were created in January 1790, the village was annexed to the Var and became the capital of a canton on which depended: Courmes, La Gaude, Saint-Jeannet and Vence.
After the annexation of the County of Nice to France by the Treaty of 24 March 1860, Tourrettes and the whole district of Grasse were reunited with the new department of the Alpes-Maritimes by the law of 23 June 1860. To avoid any confusion with Tourrettes-Levens, village of the hinterland of Nice, Tourrettes-lès-Vence becomes Tourrettes-sur-Loup in reference to the river bordering the commune.
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