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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.

The fortified citadelle

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

Pretty and well maintained medieval houses

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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Entrevaux: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 10, 2004
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  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Entrevaux became one of my favorite medieval villages. On Christmas eve, I went there. You have nice photos. It is really a picturesque village.

  • sirgaw's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2007 at 8:27 AM

    Having visited Entrevaux in June, I was very interested in the opinion of others - yes the town is GREAT

  • vivalasteph's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    Fantastic photos - what an amazing village! Thank you!

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