The medieval village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup benefits from an ideal geographical location. Fortified around its imposing castle around the 14th century and perched on a sheer rocky spur, the historic town dominates the coastal strip of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The outer houses form a rampart, offer a striking panorama.
City of Arts and violets, Tourrettes-sur-Loup has an original architectural richness articulated around an half-moon-shaped central artery. The heart of the village, which has kept its medieval architecture almost intact, beats to the rhythm of the workshops and galleries of artists and craftsmen: weavers, potters, ceramists, painters, sculptors, jewelers…
Passing the Clock Tower, the old cobbled streets offer a time travel. The ornamented and flowered houses, built next to each other, lead to the castle-hall or to the orientation table and its view on the marbled coastline.
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is also a village renowned for the cultivation of violets. Fragrant, colorful, highly prized for its bouquets as well as in perfumery and confectionery, the “Victoria” is still cultivated.