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La Colle‑sur‑Loup

An ideal destination to soak up the sun on the Côte d’Azur! Perfectly located between the sea and the mountains, very close to the large towns on the Côte and to Nice Côte d’Azur international airport, La Colle-sur-Loup is typical of the Côte d’Azur of the past. Life is good here, thanks to a particularly mild climate, the quality of its environment and its natural spaces.

AN AUTHENTIC VILLAGE

At the entrance to the Loup Gorges, the starting point for numerous hikes and water sports, the village offers wild and unspoiled landscapes. A true spot to get away from it all, for tranquillity and outdoor activities, La Colle-sur-Loup, the former capital of the perfume rose, nestled in the verdant hills, welcomes you and introduces you to a certain art of living that is peaceful and authentic. Stroll through the streets and alleys in the heart of the village and along your walk discover the squares, courtyards and façades that are the real indicators of the local architecture.

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FORMER CAPITAL OF PERFUME FLOWERS

With a rich horticultural past, La Colle-sur-Loup was, until the middle of the 20th century, the main producer of perfume flowers for the famous perfumeries in the Grasse region. Its history made it the capital of the Centifolia or cabbage rose, the main component in Chanel No. 5. The Espace Rose de Mai in Rue Clemenceau, now a multipurpose village hall, was the former perfume flower producers’ Cooperative. Open between 1907 and 1995, it originally grouped together landowners from La Colle, Saint-Paul and Villeneuve-Loubet and was created to collect and distil flowers. In La Colle, the famous centifolia rose was grown, but it was not alone: tea roses, orange flowers and also two different types of violet and even peppermint. Since 2007, La Colle-sur-Loup celebrates the rose every year in the middle of May. The first editions go back to the 1950s and aimed to entice the press and the stars staying on La Croisette during the Cannes Film Festival!

ECO-TOURISM DESTINATION

Trails, walking and hiking routes

Close to the hustle and bustle of the coast, right next to the services and conveniences of the neighbouring large towns, La Colle-sur-Loup is a true haven of peace, where unspoiled nature gives you everything it has to offer. From family strolls along the Loup to a 4-hour hike starting from the village, you will find a playground suited to rejuvenating yourself in the great outdoors.
Immerse yourself in a Provencal setting with landscapes that hold a thousand secrets, and that will delight the whole family. Enter into another Côte d’Azur, one that is authentic, on a human scale and set out to discover the garrigue and its scents, to reveal the natural heritage of La Colle-sur-Loup. Reconnect with the simple pleasures in the countryside, meet up with friends and family, take your time…this is the programme for your holiday.

LA COLLE-SUR-LOUP IN 57 SECONDS