A viaduct of Caramel?
On the "Col de Castillon", Sospel's Southern exit pass is a small village called Castillon. Just passed it high on the mountainside and along the road is a viaduct on the place where one first can see the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. It's called "Viaduct de Caramel", though I cannot find the reason why? It surely isn't sweet and the colour of the stones is too light to resamble the nice candy. At night the viaduct is wonderfully alluminated and forms a beaken for all those who drive the mountainsroad.
Following the old salt route
The road that follows mostly the old salt route is the "Col de Braus" towards Peille and Nice. The road winds upward and passes the old fortresses of the French Maginot line (also interesting for a visit). This road has many wonderful viewpoints over Sospel in it's green valley and leads up to exactly 1.000 metres hight to then steeply go down into the next valley.
Notre Dame de la Menour
Travelling into the direction of Moulinet, a village that is situated near the rising onto the "Col the Turini" (pass), one experiences amazing views from the mountains and into the valley of the Bevera river that is somewhere deep down below. High in the mountains, on a place hardly imaginable to built anything on, stands the chapel of "Notre Dame de la Menour". A bridge leads to the rock on which it is placed, looking away into the deep valley and over the high steep mountains on either side of it. With only about 10 (exciting)_ kilometres from Sospel, a definate interesting place to go. Also possible on the way to Park Mercantour's Western boundries.
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