Tourrettes-sur-Loup

The best view of the old village is from the D2210 that runs between Châteauneuf-de-Grasse and Vence

The best view of the old village is from the D2210 that runs between Châteauneuf-de-Grasse and Vence

This charming and picturesque village perched on a cliff features a medieval old town that is almost completely intact. From the main square, one can walk along the "Grand' Rue", the semicircular main street along which one finds many art galleries and craft shops. If you are into olive wood, this is the place for you. The bakery once featured the word's best butter croissants, at least according to a New York Times article pasted on the wall; it began with the words, "the search for the best croissants in the world is over" and specifically mentioned the Tourrettes-sur-Loup bakery. While we're not sure we ever agreed with so definitive a verdict, it is a fact that the croissants there were really exceptional. Since the turn of the millennium, though, the bakery has changed hands at least once, and the croissants, while still tasty, seem to us on a par with those in other French bakeries—which is still very, very good!

The photos on this page were not taken during a single visit to Tourrettes-sur-Loup; rather, they were taken during many different visits between June of 2008 and November of 2017, using three different cameras and a variety of lenses. As you can imagine, we came here rather often, and not only when he had visitors from other countries.

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Taking a closer look at the northern... ...and the southern part of the old village.

Taking a closer look at the northern...

...and the southern part of the old village.


Entering the old village On the "Grand' Rue" The "Impasse de l'Hôpital"

Entering the old village

On the Grand' Rue

The Impasse de l'Hôpital


Looking back to where we came from Strolling along the "Grand' Rue"

Looking back to where we came from

Strolling along the Grand' Rue


Strolling along the "Grand' Rue" Strolling along the "Grand' Rue"

Strolling along the Grand' Rue

Strolling along the Grand' Rue


Strolling along the "Grand' Rue" Strolling along the "Grand' Rue" Strolling along the "Grand' Rue"

Strolling along the Grand' Rue

Strolling along the Grand' Rue

Strolling along the Grand' Rue


Strolling along the "Grand' Rue" The original access to the village...by donkey!

Strolling along the Grand' Rue

The original access to the village...by donkey!


The houses form a wall that protects the village The "Viaduc de Pascaressa" of the long defunct "Ligne Central-Var" rail line

The houses form a wall that protects the village

The Viaduc de Pascaressa of the long defunct Ligne Central-Var rail line


Behind the village Behind the village

Behind the village

Behind the village


Behind the village Heading back into the village through the gate

Behind the village

Heading back into the village through the gate


Steps leading to the upper part of the village (we'll take a different route) Discreet floral decoration

Steps leading to the upper part of the village (we'll take a different route)

Discreet floral decoration


Somewhat less discreet floral decoration Restaurant on the "Grand' Rue"

Somewhat less discreet floral decoration

Restaurant on the Grand' Rue


Climbing to the upper part of the village In the castle courtyard

Climbing to the upper part of the village

In the castle courtyard


"Place Maximin Escalier" Window In the upper village

Place Maximin Escalier

Window

In the upper village


In the upper village In the upper village Boutique display

In the upper village

In the upper village

Boutique display


All kinds of things may be purchased from artsy shops These boys dared me to take their picture—so I whirled around and did!

All kinds of things may be purchased from artsy shops

These boys dared me to take their picture—so I whirled around and did!


On the "Place Maximin Escalier" Backyard

On the Place Maximin Escalier

Backyard


More natural touches... ...to beautify the village

More natural touches...

...to beautify the village


The Joys of Retirement Back on the "Grand' Rue"

The Joys of Retirement

Back on the Grand' Rue


Exiting the old village by the bell tower gate Some of these postcards are not from here!

Exiting the old village by the bell tower gate

Some of these postcards are not from here!


On the "Place de la Libération" "Rue de la Bourgade"

On the Place de la Libération

Rue de la Bourgade


The photos on this page were taken between June, 2008 and November, 2017.

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