Subject: [expat-116] New Meetup: GOURDON & Plateau de Cavillore
Announcing a new Meetup for Nice, C��te d'Azur...Expat Meetup!
: GOURDON & Plateau de Cavillore
: Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:00 AM
you wont want to miss this!
Andrea and Sandra have been busy checking out a super trail ......
Walk and Picnic on the plateau, with a beautiful panorama: Plateau de Cavillore
Distance from parking lot: 5,3km; Time: 3 hours; Vertical height: 300mt;
Don't think flipflops will cut it ......
If anyone has a spare seat and willing to take passengers please post a comment here
with contact details.
The Village's origins are lost in the mists of time. In the distant past, this isolated rock was used as a place of refugeand defence. The Romans had already occupied the region. In fact, 1.5 Km to the North West there is a fortified camp with a double enclosure and oppidum.
Gourdon, as it appears to us, gives us a perfect idea of a Feudal village.
It is built on a peak whose impressive slopes will, after many hundreds of rock falls, end their days in the Loup river. There is only one entrance, from which you can access the main street. In former times, it was defended by a simple and harmonious Roman gate. Unfortunately, it was demolished at the beginning of the century. Thick, high ramparts close off the North side, which is the only point from which the village can be approached.
How to get there.
Gourdon is perched village located about 20km from Grasse. It high up on a cliff. It is a very scenic
village especially on a clear day since you can see a distance from the lookouts in the village. It is
also known for pain d'epice (honey gingerbread). It looks like it is difficult to get to the village by
There is twice-a-day TAM bus that runs from Grasse to Cipieres and Greolieres and stops in
Gourdon. It is TAM bus 512.
it can be reached in 30��� through the route D3, after Cagnes sur Mer, Vence, or via Grasse/
Pre du Lac: there is a free parking lot over a rond�� at the main entrance of the village.
Ideal meeting point and time: Gourdon Parking Lot over the rond�� at 11.00am
Any questions contact Andrea Mob: [masked]
Look forward to seeing you there
Marjie H - Leadership Team
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