The French Riviera is a beautiful area that is anything but undeveloped and empty. Its beauty has been attracting holidaymakers, second home owners and newcomers for more than 100 years, leading to an enormous number of new buildings. The changes are noticeable from year to year. Nevertheless, the beauty of nature, the climate and the radiant light are something special from which, I think, no one can escape. And this is just the beginning, because there is so much that you can love here.
Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz
© travel-magazine TV 2020
But: can there really still be secret places in the rapid spread of urban life? - Villages that the tourist masses have not yet discovered and yet are only a few kilometres from the coast?
The answer is a clear yes.
And there my problem (with myself) already gets going: The village deserves to be visited and admired. But when it's time, there will be so many people on their feet, I'm afraid that it will lose a lot of its charm and lovable character.
We visited the village and take you on our short walk through La Colle sur Loup.
It is not listed on the tourist map, but it is also not off the beaten track. In fact, it is the same distance to Nizza or Grasse, and it is right next to Cagnes sur Mer. This is important for campers with caravans or camper vans that are bigger than "hugging balls". The side roads leading from Grasse are definitely too narrow! Camping Les Pinèdes is a four-star campsite which we visited and which will probably become our domicile during our next visit to the Côte d'Azur.
The village is honestly not so spectacular that if you stay only a few days, you have to come here. But what is especially interesting for campers is the proximity to the sea, the proximity to places like Grasse, Nice, Antibes, etc. and then it is also worth taking the time to stroll on the pedestrian zone and enjoy the tranquility of a charming, really authentic Provençal village and get to know the new (temporary) neighbours.