Sites and activities: Nature
It's the "sacred mountain" of La Napoule!
A sort of advanced guard of the Esterel on the sea and the plains of the Siagne River and the Argentière, overlooking above the village of La Napoule.
Informations on San Peyre:
- Height: 131 m with an observation post at its summit
- Type: Departmental Forest Park
- Vegetation: Typical of the forest and local scrubland
- Access advice:
- Entrance to Departmental park, at the top of boulevard de la Ginesta
- Cemetary car park on Boulevard du Bon Puits 100 m away
Did you know?
San Peyre was called «The sacred mountain» by the famous Guy de Maupassant during his frequent visits at the end of the 19th century. There he met a reclusive hermit on the mount whose story he wanted to tell.
For nature lovers: The botanical path of San Peyre
- Regularly visited and maintained by the General Council
- Natural flora of the Esterel
- 3.400 Km in a gentle slope, discover the labelled plants, trees and shrubs in the middle of the ancient oak forest, the forest of mimosa trees or of the scrubland.
The coastal path
This path running alongside the sea will lead you
«from one castle to the other»
- Departure at the foot of château de la Napoule, La Napoule port side
- Arrival at La Rague Port
On the path:
- You can explore Château de La Napoule and Château Agecroft, two romantic buildings dating from the early 20th century, forming part of the «folies architecturales» [architectural madnesses], characteristics left in La Napoule «la Belle Epoque».
Good to know:
The Tourist Office offers in summer between 21 June and 13 September within the framework of an «Explore La Napoule» package a guided walk that uses a portion of this path. This package combines this guided walk with a tour of the château and a walk at sea «the Corniche d’or»