Escragnolles, a village in the foothills of the Alps above Grasse, stretches across the hillsides just below the famed Route Napoléon, facing the Forêt de Briasq, a forest populated with white oak on the shady hillsides and holm oaks on sunnier slopes.
Escragnolles is a place for those who love the peace and beauty of nature, a land of natural springs and pastoralism.
The Pare River is perfect for sport fishing.
It is an excellent place to search for fossils.
Having been occupied since prehistoric times, the area boasts many ancient ruins, such as the Dolmen des Claps or the dry-stone fortifications of the Oppidum (Castellaras) de Cogolin.
- Saint Martin chapel: The Saint Martin chapel, just 15 minutes from the hamlet of Colette, can be reached on foot by taking the original (stone and earth) Route Napoleon, the one followed by the Emperor himself on March 2, 1815. This particularly well-preserved path is lined by imposing pines and many classic Provençal plants, like thyme and rosemary. The Saint Martin chapel, most likely built in the 16th century, is still standing today at the foot of the Saint Martin promontory.
THINGS TO DO & SIGHTS TO SEE:
• Saint Martin chapel
• Les Chèvres d’Escragnolles goat farm
• Mountain biking
KEY ANNUAL EVENTS:
June: Fête aux Ânes (Donkey Festival)