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Located in the south of France by the Loup River, the beautifully preserved village of Gourdon looks all the way out to the Cote d’Azur from its mountaintop peak. A place of refuge and defense during medieval times, the feudal village is surrounded by thick ramparts and has only one entrance, the Roman Gate, which leads onto Gourdon’s medieval stone house-lined main street, rue de Major. Here, look out for Maison d’Anglars at No. 17, which dates back to the 13th century.
Chateau de Gourdon, a historic monument since 1971, is a popular spot in Gourdon. The castle’s 17th-century gardens were designed by André Le Nôtre, who was also responsible for the Palace of Versailles’ famous gardens. At the top of the village sits a beautiful square revealing the huge church of St Pierre. For a perfect view of Gourdon’s golden-stoned ramparts, make sure to stop at the lookout point right before you enter the village.
The village of Gourdon is at the back of Valbonne, about a 45-minute drive from Antibes. The road up the mountainside to Gourdon is bendy, but the views are worth it.
Address: Gourdon, France
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Gourdon
Departing from Cannes, and aboard one of our Citroën Méhari, we offer you a tour of the hinterland, Vence, Tourette / loup, Gourdon and Grasse are on the program with the discovery of each site and many stops on the magnificent roads that we will take. An exotic visit in this legendary car from the 60s, commented by your driver. Fun and good humor guaranteed !!
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Enjoy free time to discover the villages and seaside towns of Provence and the French Riviera on this private day trip from Cannes. Discover the medieval lanes and museums of Antibes, and cross countryside and mountains to delve into the cobbled passages, galleries, restaurants, and shops of arty St. Paul-de-Vence. Plus, enjoy peaceful St. Jeannet and visit the hilltop village of Gourdon. Includes private transport and hotel or port pickup and drop-off in Cannes.
With this Provence Countryside We will have the oppotunity to discover the colorful countryside, the tradition, the wine, the food and stunning rolling hills of the region further, where the picturesque villages are sought after.
Your guide will meet you at the agreed place and take you for a ride to art and history. You would see some different eras in history and art: St Paul de Vence called village of artists, 3 milleniums old Tourettes and stunning Gourdon – the village of crystals. It will all take 7 hours. It can start whether at 9 am or 10 am – it’s up to you. As this is a private tour, we’ll be happy to adopt it to your individual expectations. Aftre leaving Nice you will be heading directly to Cannes – which is one of the most important locations for the worldwide parfume industry. That is the only place in the world where you can learn and see how the process of extracting scents from flowers takes place. History of parfume production and factory outlet is there as well to let you the most out of it. You might be surprised of what you hear there…
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What's the best way to experience Gourdon?
The best ways to experience Gourdon are:
- Private excursion from Cannes in Citroen Mehari to Grasse
- Antibes, St. Paul-de-Vence, St. Jeannet, and Gourdon Private Tour from Cannes
- Provence Countryside Tour: Grasse / Gourdon / Tourettes sur Loup / St Paul de Vence
- Visit Provence and the capital of the world perfumery Grasse
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