Tourette-sur-Loup Travel Guide

  • View from Tourrettes-sur-Loup
    View from Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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  • Go through the gate to a great view
    Go through the gate to a great view
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  • Flowers in Tourrettes-sur-Loup
    Flowers in Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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Tourette-sur-Loup Things to Do

  • My favorite activity . . . Take a Walk.

    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...

  • Check out the views

    . . . in every direction. Tourrettes is high above the valley so no matter where you look down, you see forever. The Gorges of the Loup River are far below as are many lovely perched villages. It just takes your breath away. (Of course, so does walking up to the top!)There are several places to get through to the path along the city walls. Look...

  • The church . . . always visit the church

    The church of St. Gregory is small but lovely and has carvings and a beautiful woven tapestry. It was built in the fifteenth century. There are two altar pieces from the 15th century, carved and gilded statues one of them above.Definitely worth a visit.

  • Have a glass of wine . . .

    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...

  • First, check the map!

    When you park your car below the city walls, there is a ceramic map you can check to get your bearings. It's not great because you have to leave it there but it does get you to the Tourist Information for a portable map.You can also take a picture of it with your phone and use it that way if you can read it on the phone. My eyesight isn't that good...

  • Office De Tourisme

    I know this is nothing specific but I didn't stay long enough to list alot of stuff but this will be able to help you alot.

  • Take a walk on a sunny day!

    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...

  • Have a violet ice cream cone!

    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...

  • Walk and shop -incredible (4 photos)

    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.


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Tourette-sur-Loup Restaurants


    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...

  • Pleasant meal in a lovely setting

    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...

  • Orange tarts - the local specialty

    Along the south border of the parking lot, this bakery serves the specialty of Tourette - delicious orange tarts. Very nice. Coffee can be obtained at a small cafe across the lot. orange tart -what else


Tourette-sur-Loup Shopping

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    Le Travail du Bois d’Olivier: Enjoy carved wooden bowls and objects?

    by Beausoleil Updated Dec 1, 2011

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    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.

    Le Travail du Bois d?Olivier shop
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Tourette-sur-Loup Off The Beaten Path

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    The Gorge of the Loup River (4 photos)

    by nicolaitan Updated Feb 5, 2006

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    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.

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