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Peira Cava

The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Altitude : 1.500 m.
38 km from Nice. To the north of Nice via the D2204 as far as l'Escarène and then take the D2566.

After driving along a road consisting of hairpins winding up through pines, beeches and chestnut trees, you will experience the wonder of the Peira Cava forest - larches, spruce pines, fir trees - with an eagle's eye view of the coast from Italy to Saint Raphaël.

Peira Cava had its period of glory at the beginning of the 20th century, when the bourgeois from Nice came here to ski, skate, and even play the casino !

Today, Peira Cava is still a popular holiday resort for people living on the coast. It is well known for its pure air and sunshine in the summer, and for its mushrooms in the autumn, when the fertile soil makes for a bountiful suppll.

In winter, the small resort of Turini-Camp d’Argent above the village offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoe excursions and tobogganing in a fun family atmosphere.

What to see:

Crénant barracks.
The Authion massif and its fort.

Leisure activities:

Hiking (starting point to reach the highest summits, in particular those of the Vallée de Merveilles
Tennis, climbing wall, skiing, tobogganing, snow-shoe excursions.
Mountain biking. Horse-riding.
In summer, tennis tournaments. Rally on foot. Lumberjacks' Day.


Hotels. Bed and breakfast.
Camp-d'Argent : Hotels.

Neighbouring towns and villages:

La Bollène Vésubie, Moulinet, Belvédère

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