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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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Tete de Chien Reviews
michen34August 18, 2017
Il trône sur le cap comme un emblème des monégasques ou un repère pour les plaisanciers. Imaginez le poids de ce bloc! Impressionnant. more »He sits on the cap as an emblem of Monaco or a spot for boaters. Imagine the weight of this block! Impressive.
MASSIMO MAugust 17, 2017
Se transitate per la Costa Azzurra, una deviazione che merita effettuare è quella che vi porta a La Turbie. Questo è un borgo che si pone sulla sommità del Principato di Monaco e del quartiere residen... more »If passed to the French Riviera, a detour that is worth making is one that takes you to La Turbie. This is a village that stands on top of the Principality of Monaco and the residential district of Beausoleil. The spirit of the village is very Provencal but the real treasure you discovered along the road leading to the Observatory. It takes the car smoothly and you park freely at the end of the road. From there, in 100 meters walk passable at any age leads to a terrace overlooking East on Monaco, Cap Martin and Ventimiglia, while to the West see the Bay of Villefranche, nice, Antibes, Cannes and, if the sky is clear, to Cap Camarat and Saint Tropez. In facing East, take care of children; There is no protection against the cliff that overlooks the center of Munich and one foot in fake, could be fatal. For the rest, you will remain breathless!
Nectaria_CoutayarAugust 6, 2017
From left to right and even backwards you get a brilliant view on the hilly natureside of the French Rivièra. On good days you can see all the way up to the Esterel mountains and even Corsica. A must ... more »
Jose Manuel GaldoAugust 2, 2017
Incredible views of Monaco and Cote d'Azur. Worth to visit.
Me helpAugust 21, 2016
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