The Estérel

This 180 km (4.5 hours) circuit around the Esterel offers a colourful landscape, with hills of volcanic rock and superb maquis. Its coastal road, the famous Corniche d'or, impresses with the characteristic red colour of the massif which contrasts constantly with the blue of the sea.  

There are 3 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

  1. Gourdon
  2. Napoule Castle(*)
  3. Biot

(*) Please check the opening hours and booking possibilities.

1.  Gourdon: clinging to the top of a vertiginous cliff, Gourdon, a lively little village animated by craftsmen, is a balcony overlooking the Loup gorges and the Mediterranean

2. Napoule castle: renovated by a couple of American artists and patrons, this ancient fortress dating back more than 2,000 years is clearly worth a visit

3. Biot: perched in the heart of the Côte d'Azur and 5 minutes from the Mediterranean, Biot overlooks hills covered with mimosas and olive trees

GPS track