Mandelieu-La Napoule is a seaside resort with 20,000 inhabitants, which privileges sports. Huddled against the foothills of the Esterel and Tanneron Massifs, it is also just 10 minutes from Cannes in the Gulf of La Napoule.
A historic destination
Mandelieu-la Napoule est une ville “Sport Élégants” depuis la belle époque et 1ère destinationMandelieu-La Napoule is a Sports Élégants city since the Belle-Époque and the region’s top destination for golf. It is also a City of Art and Culture, with two mediaeval castles: Château de La Napoule and Château d’Agecroft . Mandelieu-La Napoule also has the French Riviera’s largest port capacity.
A festive destination
An ideal destination for festive and professional events year round: the Mimosa Festival, La Napoule Boat Show, Saveurs & Terroirs. And it is a sporting town, par excellence, with various local and national sporting events organised over the year.
A sporting destination
Mandelieu-La Napoule represents 70% of land with no construction. There are 400km (250 miles) of trails in the Esterel Massif. Various sports can be practised: hiking, trail bike, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. The only navigable river in the Alpes-Maritimes département in the heart of the city, with 9km (5.6 miles) available and ready. Two long-distance (GR – Grande Randonnée) footpaths in the Esterel and Tanneron Massifs: the GR 51 trail (Triangle of the Sun itinerary) from Menton to Marseille, and the GR 653 ‘Along the Pilgrims’ Way to Compostela’, from Arles to Rome.
Mont San Peyre, a Natural Departmental Park in the city, with a 2km (1¼-mile) circuit. The highest peak, 131m (430 ft.) above sea level, of accessible for everyone. From the top, there is a breathtaking view over the Gulf of La Napoule and the Isles of Lérins. The Euro Vélo 8 bicycle touring itinerary between Spain and Greece goes through Mandelieu-La Napoule.