The River Esteron (Maritimes Alps, France)


A very pleasant spot to spend the day and refresh oneself when it’s too hot in Nice in summer.

In summer, when the weather is too hot on the french Riviera the first solution is to stay at the beach, the other is to take one’s car, drive 30 kms north, near the pretty village of Gilette, and get fresh air in the interland.

A few kilometers after Gilllette, you have to park the car, and go down to the river. It takes about one hour by feet. At the bottom of the valley, you arrive at a very old and beautiful bridge, and to the river.
That’s what we did last august, and spent a refreshing day close to the river.

The river Esteron is also famous for it’s canyoning spot (Clue de la Cerise).

written by azurblue on 2009-10-11 #places #river #leisure #summer #swim #vacation #alps #hot #bath #location #fresh #esteron


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Pretty and really refreshing !

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    A great place, I love it! :)

  3. disdis
    disdis ·

    The water must be cold, mustn't it? But anyway, must be great to take a bath in that nature paradise!

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you for the comments, my friends !

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