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Vallauris, Cote d'Azur / French Riviera

A seaside town on the Côte d'Azur and in the hinterland of Nice, Vallauris Golfe-Juan is made up of two localities: Vallauris inland, a village with a ceramic tradition, and Golfe-Juan, a seaside resort with fine sandy beaches. .

Why this city?

This picturesque village attracts for its turquoise waters, its fine sandy beaches, its two marinas, its activities nautical, its center town history, its monuments and lively streets; but also for its surrounding nature with its many hiking trails and preserved corners.

Vallauris is also famous for its pottery , first activity artisanal and commercial inhabitants since the 16th century century. Ceramics of Art will appear later, at the end of the 19th century, century and will know its " golden age " in the years fifty thanks to the influence of Picasso who settled in Vallauris in 1948. Today the village benefits from the label " Ville et Métiers d'Art » and offers visitors a big diversity ranging from unique pieces to tableware .

Not to be missed on holiday in Vallauris

Stroll on the bay of Golfe-Juan, a small fishing port marking the starting point of the legendary Route Napoléon. Do not miss the tallest lighthouse in France, which overlooks the bay of Golfe-Juan, at 167 meters above sea level.

Go to the Paradou Natural Park for a walk in a calm and green setting, lulled by the song of birds. A little corner of paradise wild to discover absolutely with a breathtaking view of the bay of Cannes.

Vallauris Castle is a former priory of the monks of Lérins, lords of Vallauris from the 11th to the 18th century. It houses the Picasso National Museum “War and Peace”, the Magnelli Museum and the Ceramics Museum.

On the heights of Vallauris, fifteen minutes walk from the city center , join the oppidum of Cordula, today appointed Encourdoules . Formerly inhabited by the Ligurians, occupied by the Greeks then by the Romans, this exceptional archaeological site was burned in the 4th century century during the invasions " barbarians » . A superb view of the territory of the municipality awaits you!

Find the colors and scents of Provence on the markets with the local specialties of the region. Fruit and vegetable markets, markets, fairgrounds, local fishing stalls and craft market in the evenings summer on the seaside promenade.

Every year in July, the Festival Jean Marais » welcomes big names in theater and variety at the Théâtre de la Mer; b approved Jean Marais in tribute to the famous actor who owned his pottery studio and his gallery in Vallauris.

Places to visit on holiday from Vallauris

Cap d'Antibes is a peninsula of the municipality of Antibes located between Cannes and Nice. Come enjoy this holiday resort and survey its walking paths.

Enjoy your holidays to visit Cannes, city particularly renowned worldwide for its Croisette and its famous Festival.


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