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Visit Pegomas (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)

The small town of Pégomas is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in attractive countryside a few kilometres north of the French Riviera at Mandelieu le Napoule and a similar distance south of the 'perfume town' of Grasse.

Exploring Pegomas

Although there is little in the way of important historical monuments in the town, Pegomas is a pleasant town to explore absorbing the atmosphere and taking shelter from the Provençal sunshine in one of the shady town squares.

The most important historical building is the Church of Saint Peter, dating from the 18th century and with a traditional ironwork campanile on the square clocktower. Elsewhere in Pegomas you can see a castle, stroll around the 'Jardin des Mimosas', and promenade along the banks of a small river.

Pegomas is also visited as part of the Route du Mimosa, a scenic route through the mimosa covered hills of the region, best visited in February.

The route between Pegomas and nearby Tanneron is affectionately known as the "Route d'Or" (route of gold) because of the large areas of mimosa forests that turn the countryside golden yellow in the early spring.

If you have the chance to stay here during the flowering season we suggest you also take a hike through the hills, or it is also possible to arrange a four-wheel-drive excursion to see the mimosas at their best

Visit the Pegenas tourist information office at 287, Avenue de Grasse when you arrive for details of local trails and events.

Local attractions

As well as exploring the surrounding coutryside, particular highlights in this region include the chance to stroll along the riviera in the popular resort of Cannes to the south and to explore the extensive historic centre of Grasse to the north.

You can find more travel ideas in the Alpes-Maritimes guide and the Provence guide.

See also: 

Map of Pegomas and places nearby

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Tanneron

Tanneron

Tanneron is a small village, often visited by those enjoying the leisure lake at nearby Lac de Saint Cassein

Tanneron guide
Mougins

Mougins

You will want to pause several times to admire the views across Cannes Bay as you explore the cobbled streets in the centre of Mougins

Mougins guide
Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Mandelieu-la-Napoule

While lacking the attractions of the more important Riviera towns, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is well placed to explore the coast around Cannes

Mandelieu-la-Napoule guide
Grasse

Grasse

Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old town with tall pastel-painted houses to enjoy

Grasse guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc is a tranquil park of trees and picnic areas

Valmasque Parc guide
Valbonne

Valbonne

Very quiet when we visited, we found Valbonne to be an almost undiscovered small jewel of a town

Valbonne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Address: Pégomas, Grasse-Sud, Grasse, Provence, 6580, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 43.5972, longitude 6.9314

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Grasse: secteur sauvegarde (7 km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France: remarkable garden (8 km)
  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes): religious monument (8 km)
  • Cannes: ville fleurie 4* (8 km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule: remarkable garden (8 km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire: site of natural beauty (12 km)
  • Gourdon: most beautiful village (14 km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret: remarkable garden (16 km)
  • Marineland d'Antibes: aquarium (16 km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus: zoo or wildlife park (21 km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael): religious monument (23 km)
  • Seillans: most beautiful village (24 km)

The French version of this page is at Pegomas (Francais)

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