Tete de Chien, La Turbie

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Hike across limestone rocks through a wild landscape of cacti and uncultivated herbs to reach Tete de Chien, where you can picnic while taking in scenic views of the French Riviera. This historic site was the place where Cesar rested after he conquered the Gauls, and also served as a base for German troops during WWII; you can still see the remains of their old bunkers. Legend has it that a German commander saw a plane crash into the sea from this spot; it was later thought to be the final flight of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry--the author of “The Little Prince.” If you're more into activity than history, the area serves as a great place to go for a run or try your hand at rock-climbing. Put Tete de Chien on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Turbie trip planner .
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  • Immediately upon arrival at the airport we went with the car on this viewpoint. You can go there directly, and parking. It's free and the view is fantastic. Should you be sure to record in the sightseeing program.
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  • The view from the rock of greatest projection of Tete de Chien is breathtaking!!! You see the view from Ventimiglia to Nice!!! Extraordinary!!! Don't lose the occasion to go there!!!
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  • He sits on the cap as an emblem of Monaco or a spot for boaters. Imagine the weight of this block! Impressive.
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  • Incredible views of Monaco and Cote d'Azur. Worth to visit.
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