An amazing natural attraction, La Corniche d’Or is a site of incomparable beauty, one of the Côte d’Azur’s inescapable attractions! During your stay in Mandelieu-La Napoule, don’t hesitate to follow this picturesque road for its truly unique sights.
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La Corniche d’Or follows the coastline and the Esterel Massif. Built at the start of the 20th century on the initiative of the Touring Club de France, it is one of the most spectacular routes in France. Driving there is a source of constant wonder, with exceptional panoramas between the red volcanic rocks of the Massif and the azure blue of the Mediterranean waters.
Following the railroad track, La Corniche d’Or road runs through several seaside resorts: Théoule-sur-Mer, Le Trayas, Agay, Le Dramont and Anthéor. It is remarkable for its perfect symbiosis with the coastline. Indeed, given the rugged relief of the Maritime Alps, La Corniche d’Or road does not always follow the coast at sea level; it sometimes moves away, rising to different altitudes overlooking the sea. It is very popular with cyclists, especially on weekends, with its highest point in the Esterel Massif at an altitude of 110m (360 ft.) at Pointe de la Galère.
Listed Historic Monument (Ministry of Culture)
La Corniche d’Or is a genuine marvel for its natural beauty.
The bright red colours of the Esterel Massif’s rocks blend harmoniously with the different hues of blue in the sea and the sky. Overlooking the extraordinary transparency of the seabed, La Corniche d’Or is punctuated with quaint inlets and pristine calanques concealing tiny red-sand beaches!
Your discovery of the Mediterranean coast would not be complete without a visit to the Isles of Lérins, on the other side of Mandelieu, in the Bay of Cannes, where you can discover the island of Sainte-Marguerite…
During your stay in Mandelieu-La Napoule, don’t hesitate to take the famous Corniche d’Or road. A unique spectacle illustrated by the contrast of the Mediterranean blue and the red of the rocks of the Esterel.