The path runs along the rampart, at the foot of the city walls, which dates from the 16th century. Here are wonderful views and you can experience the architecture of the rampart up close. Follow the path and learn about the origins of the parapet built by Francois 1er. You can also experience the city’s historic agriculture which is still in use today.
The path is built as part of a project between Saint Paul de Vence and Ceresole d’Alba in Piedmont, two municipalities that share a common military past from the Battle of Ceresole in 1544.
You can either start at Place de Gaulle at the foot of Bastion du Dauphin before entering through the city gate, or from the cemetery, which is located in the southern part of the city at the end of Rue Grande.
The walk is 1.1km long and takes approx. 25 min.
By Tommy Sverre / 2021