Hike Pié Martin

Hike Pié Martin

This nice, cozy and moderate hike of 7.5 km. starts in the center of Tourettes-sur-Loup

Tour description
With a starting point in the center of the city, this fine and cozy walk begins. The trip goes through a cozy residential area and then a charming forest with beautiful views over Tourettes-sur-Loup, the entire coastline and to the characteristic cliff spring Baou des Blancs at Vence.
If you take the trip in the winter months, January-March, you can experience the terraces around Tourettes-Sur-Loup being flooded with purple violets, for which the city is so famous.

Hike Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Pié Martin Circuit

  • Length: 7.4 km
  • Difficulty: easy / moderate
  • Time consumption: 2.5 – 3 hours excluding breaks
  • Elevation +/- 400 m.

If you take the trip in the winter months, January-March, you can experience the terraces around Tourettes-Sur-Loup being flooded with purple violets, for which the city is so famous.

Start
Starting from the parking lot on Place Libération (see the mark on the google map at the bottom of the page), and the first small half hour (1.5 km.) following a very quiet paved road, Chemin de Saint Martin, located in a residential area filled with beautiful villas. Shortly after the start you pass the small Saint-Jean chapel with beautiful fresco paintings.

Then comes the beginning of a forest path, which consists mainly of evergreen oak trees, which after a good walk of 45 minutes leads to a gravel road, leading to the right to the descent towards Tourettes-sur-Loup and back to the starting point.

The descent then allows you to admire beautiful panoramic views of the coast including the characteristic buildings “Baie des Anges” at the port of Villeneuve-Loubet. and the mountain Baou des Blancs at Vence.

The Violet museum and the Medieval City
When you are back near the starting point in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, you can very conveniently visit the Violet Museum “La Bastide aux Violettes” which is located on rue Ferrage right by the Saint-Jean chapel.

In addition, it is of course recommended to visit the village (if you have not already done so), which is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the region with many cozy art and souvenir shops. In the square there are plenty of opportunities for refreshments.

The 5 turning points are shown here:

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