Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

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A delightful medieval hillside village

So, you’re in the glorious South of France, you’ve toured along the beautiful Corniche in the Côte d'Azur and blown your money away in Monaco. And now you fancy heading up into the hills and cruising around the twisting lanes.  

So peaceful, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

So peaceful - Tourrettes-sur-Loup

You may have heard of the picturesque villages of Èze and Saint-Paul-de-Vence; however, we also came across the charming hillside village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

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Not to be missed

I’d not heard of it before but that wasn’t going to stop us from making a visit, and I’m so pleased that we did.

There’s a little car park in the middle of town, and this is just next to the historic village. So, we jumped out and went for a stroll. Whether we were just lucky on the timing, I’m not too sure, but we couldn’t believe how quiet it was. 

One of the ways in, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

One of the ways in

Mind your head, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Mind your head

We wandered through the historic archway and into the maze of tiny little-cobbled lanes. We almost felt like we were disturbing the local cats.

Beautiful courtyard, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Beautiful courtyard

Doorway to 46, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Doorway to 46

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup was so charming, quaint medieval homes with window boxes overflowing with roses. I just love the blue shutters that you so often see through France.

Lucky enough I’m quite short, so ducking under the ancient stone buildings wasn’t an issue for me, but “mind your head”.

Quiet lanes, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Quiet lanes

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Twisting lanes

We strolled all around the little lanes admiring its picturesque charm, and the beautifully kept homes. Still unsure where everyone was, we certainly weren’t complaining it was incredible.

Lovely little art galleries, craft shops and boutiques sympathetically line the ways. 

Charming lanes, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Charming lanes

Cobbled streets, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Cobbled streets

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As far as the eye can see 

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is built high on a hillside so as we head further through the village, we’re drawn to a glimpse of the views beyond.

View of the landscape from Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

The view of the landscape from Tourrettes-sur-Loup

The landscape in southern France is wonderful and to be greeted with the view of the rolling hills as we peak around a corner was beautiful.

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Get lost in the lanes

Continuing through the village, it gets prettier and prettier, we just couldn’t stop taking photos. As Tourrettes-sur-Loup is perched on an outcrop, all the cobbled lanes meander around in a half-moon shape, with alleyways trickling off either side.

Where does it lead?, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Where does it lead?

So tranquil, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

So tranquil


The Town square, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

The town square

We then head into the main village square, with its customary Hotel de Ville, any French town or village wouldn’t be ‘worth its salt’ if it didn’t have a Hotel de Ville.

The Hotel de Ville, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

The Hotel de Ville

We really enjoyed visiting Tourrettes-sur-Loup it was certainly worth the detour. Hopefully, you’re as lucky as us and manage to dodge the crowds.

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There isn’t a huge amount of car parking in the town, so you may have to be patient.




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Janis, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born in London and raised in Kent and the Isle of Wight. Along with Gary her partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, they decided that enough was enough with the 9 to 5, so armed with the knowledge and experience that they had gained on their adventures, that they wanted to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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Comments

  1. My oh my, I am in love!! What a pretty town! I certainly wouldn’t have minded having the village to myself for such pretty pictures! Definitely added this to my list!! #FarawayFiles

  2. Ooh this little place is so me! I’ve said it before but you two are so brilliant at highlighting these great places. Love your photos too. Thanks for inspiring me yet again on #FarawayFiles

    1. Thanks very much Clare, we love visiting all kinds of places, however, we really enjoy trying to find some of the less obvious locations too.

  3. This is a trip I am dying to do and pretty much read about every day. Debating whether or not to do it soon on limited time, or wait until I have a real chunk of time to spend a few weeks there. Maybe I’ll do both ha. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

    1. Ahh that’s a difficult one as there is so much to see. I think you should do both, as once you’ve visited this region once you’ll definitely want to return.Perhaps you could also include it with a road trip around Provence (haha)

  4. It looks soooo pretty. I feel it’s about time we visited the South of France again – points on my map are mounting up! Thanks for the info on this place #farawayflies

    1. This was a return trip for us too, there are so many beautiful places to visit in the South of France. Tourrettes-sur-Loup was really pretty.

  5. What a delightful place! I would love to get lost exploring those lanes. #FarawayFiles

  6. Any one of these photos could be a postcard! You’ve definitely sold me on this quaint and quiet little gem! Thank you for sharing on #farawayfiles

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