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Regal and resplendent, the charming village of Valbonne boasts an enchanting old town comprising of colourful villas and quaint cottages. Pastel facades and blooming flowers create a vibrant confection of colour in this delightful destination; a wander upon the cobbled streets of the village is sure to enrich and enamour even the most wearied European traveller. Perfectly preserved buildings are shrouded in rich history, while an intriguing historic heritage is present in the ancient monuments that decorate the town and its surroundings.
Delve into Valbonne’s intriguing historic heritage with a visit to the fascinating Chasian Abbey, a magnificent monastery whose origin dates back to the ancient 2nd century. Like all of Valbonne’s sacred sights, the monastery has been perfectly restored so history enthusiasts can appreciate its architectural amalgamation of Gothic and Romanesque features. Explore the chapels, treasure houses and dormitories of this legendary landmark.
One of Valbonne’s most captivating cultural contributions is the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, a colourful and creative museum in which age old artistic traditional are exhibited and explored. Wander the airy and artfully lit rooms in order to discover everything from traditional pottery to delicate glasswork.
Elegant and exquisite, Lou Cigalon epitomises the delicate decadence of fine French food. A soft colour palette creates a serene and calming atmosphere in which to enjoy gourmet delights inspired by France’s fabulous culinary heritage. Fresh, flavoursome and full of flair, the menu changes regularly according to season in order to ensure the ingredients are prime and perfect. (6 Boulevard Carnot, 06560 Valbonne, France)