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Exploring Inland

Travelling up into the hills of the Alpes-Maritimes is very rewarding. Firstly there are a number of 'villages perch鳧 or perched villages as they hang over steep rocky outcrops. Some of these are almost unchanged since the Middle Ages. Peille and Peillon are particularly good examples.

St-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most famous hill villages of the Nice hinterland. Its 16th-century ramparts offer views over cypress trees and terracotta roofed villas. Its little medieval winding streets are full of artists' galleries and little shops. Other charming villages include Grasse, Tourettes sur Loup, Eze and La Turbie.

It is possible to take a mountain train, Le Train des Pignes, from a little station (Chemin de Fer de Provence) at the top of Avenue Jean Medecin. This goes to Digne-les-Bains, a delightful mountain spa town, offering superb views on the way.



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