The charming medieval town of La Turbie is situated high in the hills overlooking Monaco. Popular as a winter haven, holiday rentals in La Turbie are ideally situated for enjoying the towns and beaches along the Cote d’Azur. Stone houses line the cobblestone streets of the old town which has plenty of local shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy.
The extraordinary setting of La Turbie offers excellent hiking trails along the coast with stunning views of the sea around Monaco. The Natural Park of the Grand Corniche is ideal for nature lovers.
Those staying in a holiday home in La Turbie will find it has plenty of local events to join in. The Fires of St John are celebrated in June, followed by the Music Trophy Festival of Classical Music. On July 13, the eve of the National Day, there is a Pesto Soup festival and in September the Feast of St Michael, patron saint of La Turbie, lasts for a week. The Trophy Race is an athletic challenge along the 13km Grand Corniche and at Halloween the town hosts a party for over 200 local children.
This grand monument built on the hillside seems out of place with the surrounding countryside. It consists of a round tower and several columns on a massive plinth base. Now partly ruined, the original 50m high trophy was built in the 6th century to honour the Emperor Augustus. During the summer it is used as a concert venue.Nice
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera during the summer months with a medieval town centre and grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and beaches. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.Sospel
Sospel guards the entrance to the Roya Valley on the scenic River Bevera about 27km north of holiday rentals in La Turbie. It has some particularly lovely medieval houses clustered around the Church of St Michael. Above the village are the tower and ruins of the 14th century castle.
Holiday homes in La Turbie have dry sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F) in July and August. The mild winters have daytime highs averaging 10°C (50°F) in January and there is slightly more rain.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in La Turbie is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 17 km away. The airport is served by many budget airlines making it a cheap destination to reach. The fast TGV trains to Nice connect with the Eurostar from London, making the train an easy alternative. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.