Our final stop on the Gorges du Loup explorations and it was definitely a case of saving the best for last – Tourettes sur Loup. Such a gorgeous little place, perched 1,300 feet up with sheer drops all around it is stunning even as you approach and we all were completely in agreement that the medieval town was a delight.
We parked and set off to explore, the only problem was it started to pour with rain as soon as we climbed out of the car – that was not on my agenda. No waterproof coats – this is the South of France I thought – big mistake. The rain was icy and chilly but we persevered.
We passed through an alleyway and narrow entrance into the old town and found a medieval maze of narrow, winding and cobbled streets. Unlike most of the other perched villages it seemed devoid of tourists too. Maybe this was due to the weather but whatever it was a refreshing surprise, it felt like we had this little gem all to ourselves. A completely different experience to somewhere like Eze.
We discovered a 14th century church and a host of craftsmen and women with shops in the old town. Loads to see and do, we enjoyed watching them working with Son’s favourites being the potter, woodworker and a weaver.
When the rain got a bit too much, as if by magic Son discovered a sign for crepes. We followed it and went into the cutest little creperie ever. A tiny stone room with three gingham clad tables it was like something from a fairytale.
Son ordered up his usual crepe with chocolate, I thoroughly enjoyed a glass of something sparkly from the region with a dash of violet syrup and Husband slugged back a glass of local cider. All delicious and we toasted our trip to the Gorges du Loup.