The sundial in church Saint-Grégoire

The sundial in church Saint-Grégoire

Ancient watches
The sundial is recognized as one of the very first instruments that men used to measure the passage of time because of its simplicity.

The spread of the type of sundial in Europe used here at the church in Tourrettes-sur-Loup took place in the late 14th century, as its function could be compared directly with the first mechanical clocks.

Clock inscription
The sundial of the Church of Saint-Grégoire has an inscription: “Ce n’est pas aux cadrans humains que sonne l’heure de la justice” – it means: “The time of justice does not ring / appear on the human clock”.

A good and cozy resting place is the stone bench just below the sundial, with a good view of the old medieval town.

By Tommy Sverre / 2021

Other experiences in Tourrettes-sur-Loup
  • All
  • Aqueducts
  • Castles and palaces
  • Churches & chapels
  • Food & Wine
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Wash-houses
Castles and palaces

Domaine des Courmettes

Domaine des Courmettes is located at the foot of the Pic de Courmettes at an altitude of 850m and is a great starting point for both picnics and hiking.

Wash-houses

Wash-house on Route de Vence

The wash-house in Tourrettes-Sur-Loup is located very centrally, in the town just off the main road Route …

Churches & chapels

The Church Saint-Grégoire

Cool in summer and warm in winter. Hospitable and peaceful. The parish church of the Provencal medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup always welcomes you…

Aqueducts

The red olive mill wheel

The mills were powered by water from an aqueduct, which can still be seen today. It stretches in an arc over the old transport route to Vence, today rue de la Bourgade.

Churches & chapels

The Saint-Jean Chapel

The Saint-Jean chapel was built in 1674 and then destroyed by a hurricane in 1925. In 1959 the chapel was given new life thanks to …

Hiking

Hike Pié Martin

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

Museums

Bastide aux Violettes

The museum allows you to discover the history of the Tourrettes, its terroir, all uses of the violet flower and to observe the cultivation methods and the flower in..

Scroll to Top

Subscribe to newsletter

We use cookies to give you the best experience. By using our site, you accept the use of cookies.