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    excurSionS from dePartureExcursions au dpart d' antibeS

  • By BuS atteNtION : before your departure, reserve the shuttle bus icil envibus, area le bar sur loup/tourrettes sur loup (the day before or maximum 2 hours before departure) tel: 0 800 202 244 or 04 92 19 76 33.Name/Number of the bus line: line n11 envibus antibes - le bar sur loup (departure every hour).Name of the bus stop departure antibes: Porte marineFirst stop at chateauneuf de grasse- and then take the connected shuttle icil Stop in tourrettes sur loup (Place de la libration).Lenght of trip: 1hSingle fare: 1 - return fare : 2

    pAr BuS atteNtION : auparavant commander la navette "icil" d'envibus, secteur le bar sur loup/tourrettes sur loup (la vbeille ou max. 2h avant dpart ) tl :0 800 202 244 ou 04 92 19 76 33.Par BuS: Prendre ligne 11 envibus antibes - le bar sur loup (toutes les heures peu prs)Nom de la station de bus de dpart antibes : Porte marine arrt: chateauneuf de grasse- correspondance navette "icil"Nom de la station de bus darrive tourrettes sur Loup : tourrettes sur loup- place de la librationdure du parcours: 1htarif aller : 1 / aller-retour : 2

    excurSionS from dePartureExcursions au dpart d antibeS

    hoW to get to TourrETTES- Sur-Loup from the Port of ANTIBES?commEnt accdEr tourrettes-sur-loup dEpuis lE port d'antibes ?

    Antibes

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    Tourrettes-sur-Loup

  • discovery itinerarylength of the visit: approx. 1h30

    the Place de la libration.

    Outside the medieval village:1 The sAINT jeAN (sT jOhN) chAPeL . 1959.

    oN ThE rouTE dE ST JEANthe originality of this chapel lies in the fact that it was decorated indoors by ralph Soupault. to paint these naive frescoes, the artist observed the village inhabitants in their everyday life. thus many portraits of tourrettans busy doing their usual activities, like violet picking, appear among classical characters of the old or the new testament.

    2 The BAsTIde Aux VIOLeTTes. A muSEum dEvoTEd To ThE TrAdITIoNAL cuLTurE of vIoLETS

    closely linked to the success of the perfume industry in grasse, the culture of violets appeared at the beginning of the 19th century and is still practiced by a few families in fields around the village. the bastide was inaugurated in march 2010. its a place devoted to memory but also a living structure. Various methods of growing violets are practised and displayed to the public, and most of the products deriving from the small flower are exhibited. this museum also shows many aspects of the history of tourrettes and its surrounding country. the visit will lead you through greenhouses and gardens where many plants an trees lin-ked with the grasse flower industry are grown. Violet products, elaborated on the premises, are also on sale. during the low season, the bastide will be closed on Sundays and mondays. the high season for violets goes from november to march. every year, a picturesque Violet festival is held in tourrettes beginning of march.

    3 The OIL MILL AqueducT 19Thc. ruE dE LA BourGAdEthis former mule track to Vence is spanned by an arch forming part of the ancient olive oil mill aqueduct. a number of private residences have been crea-ted from the mill building. there were formerly two more mills below and these remaining buildings also attest to the importance of the olive oil industry in this region in the 19th century. from here there is a beautiful view of the village of tourrettes sur loup perched atop its rocky defence.

    Itinraire dcouvertedure de la visite : environ 1h30

    dpart Place de la libration.

    Hors village mdivale :1 LA chAPeLLe sAINT jeAN (1959)

    rouTE dE SAINT JEANloriginalit de cette chapelle est dans sa dcoration intrieure, oeuvre de ralph Soupault. Pour peindre ces fresques de style naf, lartiste sest inspir des villageoiset de leur vie quotidienne. ainsi les tourrettans et la cueillette des violettes se mlent aux scnes de lancien et du nouveau testament.

    2 LA BAsTIde Aux VIOLeTTes muSE & ESpAcE dE vIE

    lie lessor de la Parfumerie grasse, la culture de la Violette est apparue la fin du xix sicle. elle est encore pratique par quelques familles tourrettanes.inaugure en mars 2010, le bastide aux violettes est la fois un lieu de mmoire et un espace de vie. Sur le site sont prsentes les diffrentes mthodes de culture et tous les produits raliss partir de la violette. ce nouvel espace permet aussi de dcouvrir lhistoire de tourrettes sur loup et de son terroir. la visite se poursuit dans les serres et dans le jardin plant despces de fleurs et darbres en rapport avec les productions florales du pays grassois destines lindustrie de la parfumerie. des produits violettes issus directement du domaine de la ferrage sont proposs la vente. (ferme les lundis et dimanches hors saison).la saison des violettes est de novembre mars. la fte des Violettes a lieu chaque anne dbut mars et clture la saison

    3 LAqueduc du MOuLIN (xIxE s.) ruE dE LA BourGAdEdune seule arche laqueduc enjambe lancienne route de Vence grasse. le moulin huile, dont on peut encore voir la grande roue en fer, tait actionn par une importante chute deau qui compensait le faible dbit du ruisseau. deux autres moulins en contrebas, dont il ne reste plus que les corps de btiment, tmoignent de limportance de lactivit olicole au xixe sicle. voir : la magnifique vue sur le village de tourrettes sur loup cern de falaises propices sa dfense.

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    your diScoVery itinerary of

    TourrETTES-Sur-LoupitinrairE dE dcouvErtE dE tourettes-sur-loup

  • 4 The RAMPARTs - cheMIN de RONdethe chemin de ronde forms the ramparts of xVthc. the houses along these streets constituted the ramparts in the middle ages as was characteristic of the fortified villages of the region. this southernmost entrance, the new gate, leads to a path which crosses over a roman bridge, then passes under the viaduct par-tially destroyed by the germans in 1944 and finishes at a former station of the Provence railways on the nice - draguignan line. towards the West, the chemin de la ronde circles the village and ends at the Place de la libration via the rue des coustasses, the east is not accessible.

    the centre of town:1 egLIse sAINT-gRgOIRe

    (SAINT-GrGoIrE church)Aprimitivechurchdatingtobeforethe11th century, built around an initial bell tower in wood (that also served as the lookout)Builtindifferentstagesoverthecenturies: 10th century: the foundation of the tower (the base of the church). 12th century: the first bell tower (la tourrettane) it was also the 1st village in

    the period to be built around a church. 16th century: sculptures in the old stones (fish, doves and a labyrinth) on

    the summit of the church.1645 then 1648: the chapelle du rosaire (right), then the chapel dedicated to St Joseph (left ) are added u giving the church the form of a latin cross and the entrance to the church, formerly on the right, is also altered at this period in time.around the church: the first medieval village is built, where the car park and boules ground

    are now located. the medieval cemetery and crypt are laid down (now the paved square to

    the right of the church).Inside the church: on the ground: some flat tomb stones were laid down inside

    the church, marked with the crests of the families, such as lord Villeneuve

    on the wall on the right: a 15th century triptych in sculpted wood. (unfortunately not by bra). a magnificent 16th century wood sculpture representing different scenes in the life of the Virgin mary.

    In the St-Joseph chapel (on the left): a baptismal fond dating to 1700, made in limestone and decorated with a

    contemporary painting by a tourrettes artist, ren carrre.

    2 ROMAN cORNeR sTONe on the corner of the rue de la bourgade and the rue de la barbacane (behind the telephone cabins). mortarium (ou morter): which was used to grind the olives to extract the oil.

    3 LA BARBAcANe (the alley above the car park) The west door (the old porch continues into the rue de la Bourgade): the most recent, it was built in the 16th century (it bears the remains of a drawbridge or harrow). The large construction over 3 floors on the corner, facing the Mortar: former home of a nobleman that was built on the site of the 1st castle in tourrettes-sur-loup (the watch tower is the highest in the village). the 3 different levels were built in 3 different centuries; observe the different stones on each level. LaBarbacanewaspartoftheformerrampartsthatnowserveasadividingwallbetween the residential area and the shopping streets.

    4 TOuR de LhORLOge (cLOck TOweR) (clock tower gate)Thefirstgatetothevillageallowingaccesstothemainstreet,Grandrue,builton an existing wall, thought to be of roman origin from the 13th or 14th century.

    4 Les ReMPARTs - cheMIN de RONdela Porte sud du village, "le Portail neuf" donne accs au premier rempart, datant du xVe sicle, ancien chemin de ronde du village. ct ouest, le chemin remonte au centre du village par la rue des coustasses. a lest, les boulements lont ren-du impraticable. de la table dorientation part une ancienne voie romaine reliant jadis tourrettes antibes. elle passe sous le viaduc partiellement dtruit lors de la Seconde guerre mondiale en 1944 et mne vers lancienne gare des chemins de fer de Provence et la colle sur loup.

    Le centre ville :1 egLIse sAINT-gRgOIReEgliseprimitiveantrieureauXIme s. btie autour dun premier clocher en