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Entrevaux Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 39 photos
Sixty kilometres north of Nice, enter the fortified medieval village of Entrevaux in the Var valley, Provence. Sited on one of the three strategic points of the region in the 1600's, the village - population less than 800 - has kept its civil and military architectureintact .
Accessible mainly by the Nice - Digne narrow guage railway, visitor numbers are therefore thankfully small and keeps its character in its original state.
A steep climb up the zigzag pathway takes you rapidly up to the fortified citadelle, with fine views over the Var valley below.
Down in the village is the cathedral, amidst a clutter of darkened alleyways
The complete absence of spraycan grafitti strikes you, and the locals pride in its long history keep this charming place alive. A motor cycle museum offers a brief tourist distraction.
- Pros:A world away from the bustle of the Riviera
- Cons:You have to make the effort to get there!
- In a nutshell:Along with the train ride, a great excursion
The village is a maze of narrow alleyways, and densely packed dwellings. From this stems the cohesion and community of... more travel advice
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