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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. Plan to see Tete de Chien and other attractions that appeal to you using our La Turbie trip itinerary maker.
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  • Is a promontory at 550 m altitude, the view is exceptional, as much to cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, Nice, up to the Esterel, East side, Monaco is beneath your feet, to the North, the Alps of the Mercantour loom in the distance, crumbling buildings were barracks, near fort, a hiking 6 km trail allows for beautiful views of the surrounding area.
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  • It's dazzling! "Dog's head" is at the top of Monaco. There is a splendid view from up there! It's worth to go there!
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  • A top view huge here... ! And still I don't unfortunately have the time to do the hike which was to provide multiple points of view. Not to be missed!
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