Also:  | Lost Railways of Provence |

Nearby: | Bar-sur-Loup 3 km | Caussols 25 km | Chateauneuf-Grasse 7 km | Cipieres 14 km | Gourdon 14 km | Grasse 12 km | Pont-du-Loup 0 km | Tourrettes-sur-Loup 8 km | Vence 13 km |

The narrow and beautiful Gorges du Loup cuts north-south through the hills at the foot of Gourdon, 12 km from Grasse. (For "nearby" measurements, we've used the bottom of the Gorges, at Pont-du-Loup. It's about 5.5 km from Pont-du-Loup up through the Gorges, past the "cascade", to Bramafan.)

The D2210 road along the forested edge of the hills runs from Châteauneuf-Pré-du-Lac (near Grasse) through Le Bar-sur-Loup, Pont-du-Loup, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Vence.

Down in the bottom of the valley at Pont-du-Loup, where the little D6 road turns off to go up through the gorge, you see Gourdon perched on the cliffs high above, and the tall pillars of the bombed-out railway viaduct crossing the valley in a curve.

Cascade de Courmes

About 4 km up the deep valley, the Cascade de Courmes (waterfall) comes down over a notch in a long feather of water (photo) blowing in the nearly constant wind. The water then spills over large mossy boulders into the pool (photo), 40 m below the top.

There's not much parking near the falls, and the best place is on the left just at the exit of the first, long tunnel.

Hiking

Maps

IGN (1/25,000) #3643 ET "Cannes, Grasse, Côte d'Azur"

Didier Richard (1/50,000) #26 "Pay d'Azur"

Lodging - Hotels

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