La Colle sur Loup
Our campsite, Les Pinèdes, is just 2 km from the centre of La Colle-sur-Loup, a Provençal village filled with oak, olive and pine trees, as well as fragrant flowers. This is a pleasant village to visit only 17 km from Nice, 18 km from Grasse and 27 km from Cannes.
La Colle-sur-Loup is the capital of the fragrant Centifolia Rose and is well known today for its many antiques dealers and interior designers.
Go through the Canadel porch to experience the atmosphere to the full and visit the town centre with its shops and old narrow streets. Here you can enjoy the little shaded squares, fountains and fine sculpted doors.
Nature in La Colle-sur-Loup
The Rives du Loup Park is just 500 metres away from Les Pinèdes campsite. The park extends over the communes of La Colle-sur-Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet and Cagnes-sur-Mer, on the lower part of the RIver Loup. The area closest to the campsite is ideal for a family outing. Take a stroll in the shade of the beautiful plane trees, enjoy a bike ride accompanied by the sound of the water and the birds, take a break for a picnic and enjoy the cool water, while recharging your batteries far from the hectic life on the coast. This is a 10-km trail, ideal for a spot of jogging. Don't hesitate to ask us for more details!
The Gorges du Loup really begin near Pont du Loup, a spot in the commune of Tourettes-sur-Loup and then climb towards the communes of Bramafan and Gréolières, with the village of Gourdon above.
The Guérinière Park has 15 000 m² of green spaces. Here you will find a picnic area, a fitness trail, a children's play area and table-tennis tables to enjoy from 8 am to 8 pm in summer.
Leisure activities in La Colle-sur-Loup
If you love sport, then a wide range of options are available close by the Les Pinèdes campsite.
In the Rives du Loup Park, at the water's edge, the Bagarrée climbing site provides plenty of different climbing routes for all levels. In summer, the cliffs are a great place to enjoy some shade beside the river, with the chance to take a refreshing dip in between climbs.
There is also a canoe-kayak centre (Emilie FER) in the Rives du Loup Park
For horseriders, there are two horseriding centres in La Colle-sur-Loup for lessons and rides in the country.
The village's cultural heritage
The village of La Colle-sur-Loup can also boast some remarkable cultural heritage:
Here you can see a great many chapels and churches, including the Chapel of the White Penitents, Saint Jacques' Chapel, the Rosaire Chapel, St Elisabeth's Chapel, Saint Roch's Chapel and Saint Donat's Chapel.
You can see other historic monuments during your walks through the village, including the former prison, hospital and train station, which is now the Tourist Office.
La Colle-sur-Loup has been the capital of perfume plants since the 19th century. Today fragrant flowers are grown here more and more. In the early 1900s, there was a boom in flower-growing for the perfumeries in Grasse, and in particular for the Centifolia rose, an ingredient in the famous Chanel n°5 perfume.
An internationally famous Aikido event
For over 50 years now, the European Aikido event has been taking place in La Colle-sur-Loup. It usually takes place in the last few weeks of August. Courses were given here for a long time by Tamura Sensei and Yamada Sensei. They are continuing today with expert teachers and the chance to get to know and share the sport with people from all over the world.
As a result, for many years now the Les Pinèdes campsite has been welcoming the Aikidoka visitors to our top-quality rental accommodation or to our camping, caravan or camper-van pitches in a great, friendly atmosphere.