Situated between Nice and Cannes, Villeneuve Loubet is a delightful area split into two parts - a seaside resort with plenty of outdoor activities and a fascinating old town.
The best way to discover the old village is to take a bus or leave your car in the large “Plans” car park and walk along the river. Starting at the mouth of the Loup (meaning “wolf”) river it is a short stroll to the old town of Villeneuve-Loubet. It is interlaced with pretty lanes which open up into characterful squares with art galleries and cafes. There is a 13th century castle with a cobbled courtyard and ramparts & walls to explore. The village itself was rebuilt in the 16th century and has many beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture, as well as a Museum of Art and History. Guided tours are organised by the tourist office, call in to ask for details. It provides a welcome respite from the busy coastal resorts.
The beach resort of Villeneuve Loubet Plage is dominated by the purpose built, 1500 bed apartment block which is supposed to resemble three large white waves rolling in from the sea. At 70 metres high, they dominate the horizon and certainly draw your attention. Whilst they may not be to everyone's taste, the architect has created that rare apartment block where every flat has a terrace and a view.
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