14km from the coast of southern France is the charming medieval village of Tourrettes sur Loup – perfect for buyers looking for exclusive French Riviera property. Built on a narrow spur of land on a rocky outcrop, this fortified village is worth a detour for anyone visiting the region.
Tourrettes sur Loup has a population of around 4,000 people and is situated in the Alpes Maritime. The village is known as the « cité des violettes » village because the violet flower has grown there for over a century. There is a flower festival each year to honour the history of the flower in the village.
Walking around Tourrettes sur Loup is like stepping back in time and you’ll find yourself searching through its beautiful narrow streets, admiring its stone faÃçades and climbing stepped passageways that are lined with colourful flower baskets.
The centre of Tourrettes sur Loup has a large number of artists’ workshops and galleries and you’ll often see them painting this picturesque historic village. You’ll also find lots of sculptures, jewellery, fabrics, pottery and other crafts being made in the numerous workshops around Tourrettes sur Loup.
For local dining there are a number of beautiful restaurants and cafes to while away summer days and evenings. You’ll often find the local speciality of tarte à l’orange on the menu as the village is famous for it. You’ll find places that serve local food and also a couple of eateries that cater to different tastes, such as Mexican, Spanish or North African cuisine.
Tourrettes sur Loup is a very special place to live and it should be on your research list if you are looking to purchase a property in this region of France. Transport links are great and the international airport in Nice is only a 40 minute drive away. It is also well situated for getting to Cannes and Antibes if you fancy hitting the designer shops of the French Riviera.
There is some very desirable property for sale in Tourrettes sur Loup and there is usually something to cater for all tastes. You could pick up a traditional country house that has been lovingly restored to its former glory or a modern villa with all the luxuries and fantastic views you could ever need.