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Medieval Walled Village

Tourettes-sur-Loup, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
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New York City, New York
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211 reviews 211 reviews
120 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you love those hilltop villages you absolutely love this one. This is a little larger that some of the others and there are plenty of places to shop and eat around here. We had a great lunch here at a local restaurant and had crepes with all local ingredients and local wine. Then you have to get the gelato... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited this lovely medeival village on our day trip around French Riviera with Viator. Highly recommed to visit the nice village, climb the narrow cobble stone walkways. LOVELY.

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Ransom Canyon, TX
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Although there are plenty of souvenir shops inside this walled village, you won't get the feeling that it is a tourist trap! There are many people on the streets or in front of their hones that live there, and the artists are all from the area. A bit off the beaten path, but well worth a visit.

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Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just a 15 minute bus ride from Vence will drop you off at the edge of this beautiful hilltop village. It has been in my memory since 2005 when I stumbled upon it. I was determinded to return there this year when staying in Nice. Take bus 400 from Nice, through St. Paul de Vence to Vence. From there you... More

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Kent, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a gem of a village, which manages to be pretty, witty and full of charm while retaining a genuine "village" feel, with genuine local working people living side by side with tourists and ex-pats without being overwhelmed by them. Don't tell anybody - lets keep it our secret destination !!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This medieval village is lovely!! It is NOT half as touristy as most of the other hilltop villages in the south of France. It is old and beautifully kept and yes there stairs.....it is medieval. They did have have buggies or strollers back then. There are great artisans there that have stunning art pieces including pottery, wood work, painting, jewellery,... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The architecture and views are nice, but we made the mistake of entering the walled village with a baby stroller. Every other alley had steps, and others were blocked by road repair works. The atmosphere was totally artificial, much like other exploited locations like Mont Saint Michel. There is no locals or genuine street life at all, just souvenir shops... More

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Hudson, Quebec Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Just as good as St Paul de Vence, but no crowds! Nice little market on Wednesday mornings, pastry shops & rests.

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Milan, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

An absolutely charming medieval walled village close to Vence and St. Paul de Vence. A must see for lovers of Provence, as it is off the beaten track and away from tourist hoards. A great way to spend the day for those in the area of Antibes, Cannes or Grasse. Charming cobbled streets, little cafes, eateries, boutiques and patisserie line... More

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Bangalore, India
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36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The small medieval village situated on a rocky buttress ,overhanging precipices is quite calm and less populated with art and craft cultured people exhibiting their skills in small shops for purchase to the visitors. We had been to Nice during August 2013 and we intend to visit hilly villages nearby and the tour was arranged for 5hrs by car by... More

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