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Office de Tourisme de Nice Guide du Routard
THORENC & its surrounds


1 hour from the Cote d'Azur, in the highlands of Grasse, the heart of Switzerland Provence Come and discover Thorenc, cozy resort, situated between the ski resort Gréolières The snow and that of Audibergue.




Thorenc bisons

Upon your arrival, you will understand very quickly why Thorenc is nicknamed "Switzerland Provençale" Located on a vast plateau, the station Thorenc is surrounded by wooded landscapes (trees and poplars) and beautiful mountain that guard at the Alpine shelter winds.

A small lake you will relax and refresh during the hot summer days.

Thorenc has a strange charm that could bewitch you: Take for example the tiny path Tilleuls Ideally to admire the beautiful houses "new century" which his reputation. We must go into finding the green parks where they are hiding, these sumptuous homes, turreted walls and wooden balconies so typical, whose architecture reflects the influence of Franco-Russian of the most astonishing, Thorenc Evidence that was attended, early 20th century by the Russians as much as whites by large families Nice.

Indeed, even today, you will be able to build your own house "in the purest tradition of Thorenc" by a skilled local builder!

The history of the town dates back to Roman Thorenc has always been a strategic place, the castle of 4 laps (XIII °) facing the tower and ruins of the fortified village of Castellaras is there to testify.

Take a drink on the terrace of coffee or simply relax, sit on benches made of logs from the site all pretty new and very coquettish Thorenc in the shade of huge old linden ... And if that were , the serene happiness?

Places to visit

  • The castle's four towers (fortified manor 15th)
  • The church of the old village of Thorenc. The baroque chapel
  • Remains of the medieval village Castellaras (pedestrian access)
  • Typical architecture of the village: the influence of Anglo-Russian turn of the century.
  • The Parish Church of St. Mary Thorenc.
  • The former Notre Dame Castellaras.
  • Pass Bleynie.
  • Lake Thorenc.


Hang gliding, paragliding, tennis. Fishing. Biking. Walking tours, crafts and arts and crafts, Lake, Downhill of clues, Climbing, Caving, Hiking, pony rides, Fitness trail.

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