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From Sospel to Gorbio (France)

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The village of Sospel in Bevera river valley

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The village of Sospel in Bevera river valley

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The houses of Sospel overlook the Bevera river

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The houses of Sospel overlook the Bevera river

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The ancient houses of Sospel overlook the river Bevera

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The ancient houses of Sospel overlook the river Bevera

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Ancient buildings of Sospel on the river Bevera

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Ancient buildings of Sospel on the river Bevera

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Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century

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Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century

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Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century

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Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century

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Sospel. Customs pass on the old medieval bridge on the river Bevera.

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Sospel. Customs pass on the old medieval bridge on the river Bevera.

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Sospel. Little square in the medieval village

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Sospel. Little square in the medieval village

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Sospel. The medieval bridge on the river Bevera

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Sospel. The medieval bridge on the river Bevera

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Sospel. Saint Michel square, the main square of the village with the cathedral.

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Sospel. Saint Michel square, the main square of the village with the cathedral.

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Sospel. Saint Pierre street, the street that leads to the cathedral square through the village

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Sospel. Saint Pierre street, the street that leads to the cathedral square through the village

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Sospel. Alley Garibaldi, passing under the houses with the typical wooden plank ceiling

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Sospel. Alley Garibaldi, passing under the houses with the typical wooden plank ceiling

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Sospel. The houses of the historic center

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Sospel. The houses of the historic center

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Sospel. City Hall Palace at the entrance of the village

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Sospel. City Hall Palace at the entrance of the village

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Castillon village. Caramel viaduct of the railway that once connected Menton to Sospel

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Castillon village. Caramel viaduct of the railway that once connected Menton to Sospel

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Castillon village. The church on the valley

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Castillon village. The church on the valley

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Castillon village. The church of the village

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Castillon village. The church of the village

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Country of Castillon. General De Gaulle street, the road that crosses the village

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Country of Castillon. General De Gaulle street, the road that crosses the village

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Country of Castillon. The typical stone houses of the village

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Country of Castillon. The typical stone houses of the village

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Castillon village. The church of the village

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Castillon village. The church of the village

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Castellar. The ancient village on the hills above Menton

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Castellar. The ancient village on the hills above Menton

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Castellar. Republique street, the main street of the village

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Castellar. Republique street, the main street of the village

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Castellar. Général Sarrail street, one of the historical streets of the village

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Castellar. Général Sarrail street, one of the historical streets of the village

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Castellar. The museum of the history and culture of the country in Général Sarrail street

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Castellar. The museum of the history and culture of the country in Général Sarrail street

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Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other

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Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other

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Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other

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Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other

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Castellar. The facades of the houses decorated in the Arson street

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Castellar. The facades of the houses decorated in the Arson street

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Castellar. The ancient Arson road

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Castellar. The ancient Arson road

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The medieval village of Castellar

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The medieval village of Castellar

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The medieval village of Saint Agnes

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The medieval village of Saint Agnes

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Saint Agnes. Meeting point of three alleys

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Saint Agnes. Meeting point of three alleys

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Saint Agnes. Ancient alleys under the stone houses

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Saint Agnes. Ancient alleys under the stone houses

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Saint Agnes. Rue des Comtes Leotardi, one of the main access routes to the village

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Saint Agnes. Rue des Comtes Leotardi, one of the main access routes to the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio

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The medieval village of Gorbio

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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Gorbio. The fountain square and the small museum of the village

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Gorbio. The fountain square and the small museum of the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village

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Gorbio. Garibaldi street, the main street of the village

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Gorbio. Garibaldi street, the main street of the village

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Gorbio. Facade of Saint Barthelemy church (XVII century) and behind the climbing walls

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Gorbio. Facade of Saint Barthelemy church (XVII century) and behind the climbing walls

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The book of the village and historical centers of the French Riviera

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The book of the village and historical centers of the French Riviera

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The journey

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The journey

The village of Sospel in Bevera river valley
The village of Sospel in Bevera river valley
The houses of Sospel overlook the Bevera river
The houses of Sospel overlook the Bevera river
The ancient houses of Sospel overlook the river Bevera
The ancient houses of Sospel overlook the river Bevera
Ancient buildings of Sospel on the river Bevera
Ancient buildings of Sospel on the river Bevera
Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century
Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century
Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century
Sospel. Medieval bridge on the Bevera river. Built in wood in the 13th century and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century
Sospel. Customs pass on the old medieval bridge on the river Bevera.
Sospel. Customs pass on the old medieval bridge on the river Bevera.
Sospel. Little square in the medieval village
Sospel. Little square in the medieval village
Sospel. The medieval bridge on the river Bevera
Sospel. The medieval bridge on the river Bevera
Sospel. Saint Michel square, the main square of the village with the cathedral.
Sospel. Saint Michel square, the main square of the village with the cathedral.
Sospel. Saint Pierre street, the street that leads to the cathedral square through the village
Sospel. Saint Pierre street, the street that leads to the cathedral square through the village
Sospel. Alley Garibaldi, passing under the houses with the typical wooden plank ceiling
Sospel. Alley Garibaldi, passing under the houses with the typical wooden plank ceiling
Sospel. The houses of the historic center
Sospel. The houses of the historic center
Sospel. City Hall Palace at the entrance of the village
Sospel. City Hall Palace at the entrance of the village
Castillon village. Caramel viaduct of the railway that once connected Menton to Sospel
Castillon village. Caramel viaduct of the railway that once connected Menton to Sospel
Castillon village. The church on the valley
Castillon village. The church on the valley
Castillon village. The church of the village
Castillon village. The church of the village
Country of Castillon. General De Gaulle street, the road that crosses the village
Country of Castillon. General De Gaulle street, the road that crosses the village
Country of Castillon. The typical stone houses of the village
Country of Castillon. The typical stone houses of the village
Castillon village. The church of the village
Castillon village. The church of the village
Castellar. The ancient village on the hills above Menton
Castellar. The ancient village on the hills above Menton
Castellar. Republique street, the main street of the village
Castellar. Republique street, the main street of the village
Castellar. Général Sarrail street, one of the historical streets of the village
Castellar. Général Sarrail street, one of the historical streets of the village
Castellar. The museum of the history and culture of the country in Général Sarrail street
Castellar. The museum of the history and culture of the country in Général Sarrail street
Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other
Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other
Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other
Castellar. The village is crossed by dozens of alleys that connect the major roads with each other
Castellar. The facades of the houses decorated in the Arson street
Castellar. The facades of the houses decorated in the Arson street
Castellar. The ancient Arson road
Castellar. The ancient Arson road
The medieval village of Castellar
The medieval village of Castellar
The medieval village of Saint Agnes
The medieval village of Saint Agnes
Saint Agnes. Meeting point of three alleys
Saint Agnes. Meeting point of three alleys
Saint Agnes. Ancient alleys under the stone houses
Saint Agnes. Ancient alleys under the stone houses
Saint Agnes. Rue des Comtes Leotardi, one of the main access routes to the village
Saint Agnes. Rue des Comtes Leotardi, one of the main access routes to the village
The medieval village of Gorbio
The medieval village of Gorbio
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
Gorbio. The fountain square and the small museum of the village
Gorbio. The fountain square and the small museum of the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
The medieval village of Gorbio. The ancient alleys that cross the village
Gorbio. Garibaldi street, the main street of the village
Gorbio. Garibaldi street, the main street of the village
Gorbio. Facade of Saint Barthelemy church (XVII century) and behind the climbing walls
Gorbio. Facade of Saint Barthelemy church (XVII century) and behind the climbing walls
The book of the village and historical centers of the French Riviera
The book of the village and historical centers of the French Riviera
The journey
The journey

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Sospel,Sainte Agnes Castellar, Castillon and Gorbio they are villages that date back to the Middle Ages, villagers at that time frequented from merchants and knights being on the road that connected Menton with the hinterland of French Riviera and with Turin. Today they are frequented by tourists looking for ancient villages close to the French Riviera. Sospel is the farthest, the one that once marked, with its bridge and its customs, the passage of goods and direct people or that came from Cuneo in Italy passing from Colle di Tenda. The other smaller towns were home of marquises and counts who built their castles and their fortified villages to defend the territories cultivated with olive trees by the assaults of Saracen pirates. A short journey into the past to discover medieval villages now become tourist centers where to buy handicrafts, discover the local culture visiting the museums or enjoy typical dishes of the region. A voyage of discovery through the alleys of very old villages.
Links for more informations:
Tourism office of Sospel: www.sospel-tourisme.com
Tourism office of Sainte Agnes: www.sainteagnes.fr
Tourism office of Gorbio: www.gorbio.fr
Tourism office of Castellar: www.castellar.fr