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Tete de Chien, La Turbie

#3 of 6 in Scenic Drive in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Scenic Drive Landmark
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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  • Definitely worth to choose, experience amazing! View one-of-a-kind, will remain long in the memory.
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  • After a day in Monaco to the rhythm of the V12, of luxury and sensuality, a rise in sports at the head of dog at sunset roof opened and some tens of meters of market further we are now at the promontory of dog's head... And here the only thing we can say is: woowwww! 500 metres above Monaco, you will not regret, there's never many people, really enjoy it. It is the nature to do when you're there!
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  • Not to miss if you're in the area... It is a real balcony suspended above the sea and promises unforgettable walks. The village and its surroundings offer an exceptional view of multiple panoramas of the Côte d'Azur's most beautiful. This highest point we dominated all the French Riviera, Esterel to the Italian coast. Beautiful view of the Principality, the port and the tall buildings, the Palace of Monaco, the new district Fontvielle.
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