Tourette-sur-Loup Travel Guide
On the streets
On the streets
Another street scene.
A street scene
Viewpoint from Tourrettes
Viewpoint toward the Riviera from...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!)
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.
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...
Aux Belles Terrasses: Lovely country inn with breakfast
This is a Logis de France on the road between Vence and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. There is parking, a garden, accommodation for children's play and each room has a small terrace with table and chairs overlooking the Mediterranean from high on the mountain.There is a very nice...
Le Médiéval: BAD RESTAURANT!!
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...
Le Medieval Restaurant: 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...
La Tourettoise: 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
Le Travail du Bois d’Olivier: Enjoy carved wooden bowls and objects?
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.
Updated Dec 1, 2011
Address: 4 Grand Rue
Phone: 33 (0)4 93 59 28 70
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The Gorge of the Loup River (4 photos)
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.
Updated Feb 5, 2006