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Other leisure activities in Mandelieu-La NapouleOur history

Various archaeological traces enable the human adventure in our region to be traced to distant pre-historical times. Cut flint tools form the neolithic era were discovered by Mr. Paul de Quay on the heights of the Saint-Hubert area, in Théoule.

Used in emergencies, during work on the airfield of Cannes-Mandelieu, the excavations by Mr Maurice Sechter have turned up items of proto-historic ceramics attesting to a human presence at the feet of the mound de Saint Cassien from the bronze age. It was on this site that the small village of Arluc and its priory later developed. A stroll on the Pic St Martin, which dominates the remains of Maure Vieil, you will discover the remains of an Oppidum1 from pre-Roman times. In fact, in those ancient times, the entire region stretching from Marseilles to Monaco was occupied by the Celto-ligurians. These people lived peacefully by hunting and fishing and traded with the Phoenicians… They were more specifically called «Oxybiens» in the lands of Cannes-Mandelieu, «Deceates» towards Antibes and «Suelteri» towards Fréjus. The latter also left their name to the Esterel massif…

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