We've visited Tourrettes-sur-Loup in spring, summer and autumn, on sunny days and rainy days. It's beautiful all the time, but nothing is better than a sunny day. The tiny town glows in the sunshine. If you walk through the gates into the medieval town, there is a pathway to an overlook that is well worth the few extra steps to get there. The views...more
Tom's is a hole in the wall but a delightful one. The first thing you see is a giant cardboard ice cream cone. It is moved around during the day but is nearly always out. This is an ad for their most famous flavor, violet ice cream. It also has a candied violet on the top.You can get many other flavors at Tom's but since you can't find violet ice...more
This should be a restaurant tip but we didn't eat there so I have no idea whether one should or not. It is just a street scene but thoroughly charming, and anyone certainly could stop for a coffee or glass of wine and to rest their tired feet for a pleasant half hour or so.The town web site lists this place as a "snack restaurant." If you wanted...more
We were there in early November and there were a few tourists about but it wasn't overwhelming. It was clear, windy and a bit chilly . . . invigorating. After lunch, we decided to go for a walk and here are a few photos of things we saw.We wandered down a side street and peeked into a doorway and were rewarded with this lovely fountain courtyard...more
There is little more striking and memorable than wandering the narrow streets with vaulted passageways, flights of steps lined with flower baskets and violets, between buildings with restored stone faces. The heart of the historic center contains a lot of galleries with arts and crafts. Paintings, sculpture, art, jewelry, clothing - it's all here.more
Domaine de Terre Blanche, Tourrette, 83440, France
Good for: Couples
We ate at the LE MÈDIÈVAL resturant at 6 Grand ´Rue and IT WAS REALLY BAD!! We have had the best time in this town, but this resturant gave us THE WORST FOOD-EXPERIENCE WE HAVE EVER HAD!! The food was completely cold, raw and tasteless. When we asked the owner if we could have something else on the menu he started a 45 minutes argument, screaming...more
Here is my journal entry for Le Medieval."Decided to drive to Tourrettes sur Loup for lunch. We had no trouble following the signs and easily found parking. It is a medieval village on a hill, very dramatic as you approach. We wandered the tiny, dark, narrow streets of the picturesque village. After checking all the restaurants, we entered...more
My husband has always enjoyed wood. He's made most of our furniture and we naturally gravitate to wood and weaving (a hobby of mine). It was a chilly November day and when we walked past this wood carving shop, the first thing we noticed was the very warm tone of the entire store. We were drawn in only to discover there are many wood carvers in the area.
You can visit several and choose the one that pleases you.
What to buy: The wooden bowls are a good buy if you have packing space or don't mind paying to have them mailed.
Several kms. west of Tourette, at the village of Bar-sur-Loup a small road heads north into the gorge created by the Loup River. This photo is from the only place where one could pull over to the side. The scenery is just great, and if you go all the way to the top, you can make a left turn and head for the hill village of Gourdon. On this latter road, there are scenic overlooks for the entire Loup Gorge and Valley. Photos of each are adjacent.