Tete de Chien, La Turbie

#2 of 9 in Nature in Alpes Maritimes
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formation
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. Put Tete de Chien on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Turbie trip planner.
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  • We were on an auto tour of the French Riviera and this was one of the many spots which afford beautiful views over the Riviera. Simply stunning.  more »
  • Amazing views, the day I went up was a little overcast but I was told on a clear day you can almost see all the way to Nice. I actually walked up from the port at the very bottom, the track was not.....  more »
  • Very nice viewpoint to enjoy a view from the French Riviera, menton to Saint Tropez Estérel passing on Monaco and Saint Jean
  • One of the best views over the whole country.

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