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Saint-André de la Roche

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Town / Village in Saint-André-de-la-Roche

  • Saint-André is a small town adjoining Nice. Its territory extends to the neighbouring hills of Rimiez and L’Abadie.

  • It is made up of several discreet hamlets nestled in the woods. The Banquière River, a tributary of the Paillon which flows into Baie des Anges, runs through the main centre. There is a project for reopening its once-famous natural grotto. Saint-André-de-la-Roche is nicknamed ‘Lou pais dei babi’ (‘land of toads’, in the local Nissart language) and the call of frogs can be heard on summer evenings.

    Sights: oil mills; Saint-André and Saint-Grat chapels; the grotto; Thaon de Revel castle...
    It is made up of several discreet hamlets nestled in the woods. The Banquière River, a tributary of the Paillon which flows into Baie des Anges, runs through the main centre. There is a project for reopening its once-famous natural grotto. Saint-André-de-la-Roche is nicknamed ‘Lou pais dei babi’ (‘land of toads’, in the local Nissart language) and the call of frogs can be heard on summer evenings.

    Sights: oil mills; Saint-André and Saint-Grat chapels; the grotto; Thaon de Revel castle (17th c) on a promontory overlooking the village.
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