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Tete de Chien, La Turbie

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Scenic Drive
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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  • This is a must do this end of the coast. On a clear sunny day you can see from Italy back to the cape before St Tropez. The view from there is breathtaking. Monaco and Cap d'Ail are just below. You ca...  more »
  • This place is a pure gem that is suprisingly unexplored by so many travellers. It is the best view of Monaco you can find. Buy a bear/wine in a local shop in La Turbie, drive 5 mins out of La Turbie a...  more »
  • Drive up there from Monaco, park your car and walk. The views will make you feel like being on the top of the world. You will see from Italy to France , you will see the city, the sea, the mountains (...  more »