At only a mile from Origan camping village, the naturist resort gives way to landscapes with medieval history and invites you to visit one of the most remarkable villages of the region: Entrevaux, Vauban fortification. This medieval town, surrounded by Vauban with its city walls, was an advance post of the kingdom of France. Now its citadel allows for magnificent views over the meanders of the Var. Don’t miss out on the powder store museum, paying tribute to the fortification Entrevaux was, explaining on panels the military adventures of the citadel. To get up there, a ramp of 800m has been built on the mountain side, on a narrow rocky outcrop. Behind it, a remarkable cathedral with classified organ pipes, furniture and works from the 17th and 18th centuries will thrill most of art lovers. More modern, the museum of motorbikes with its numerous models will awake the nostalgia of the lovers of two-wheel engines.
The ecomuseum of Roudoule built in 1986, proposes temporary exhibitions around the themes communications and transport in the Southern Alps. It is situated in Puget-Rostang, at a height of 700 meters at 6 kms from Puget-Théniers.
This village dating back to the 11th century has been built at the mountain slope. It is dominated by an austere seigniorial house.We’re in a medieval village, and the recent rehabilitation hasn’t changed anything about its charm. The heart of the village still consists of houses boarding narrow, paved or cobbled streets and alleys. Here in Puget-rostang, in a modern building, can be found the premises of the House of the Ecomuseum of the county of Roudoule. Starting at the Bertric farm in Puget-Rostang, you can follow the Saint-Catherine walking path, put in place by the Ecomuseum, that takes you in the valley to discover the links that man tied with nature. Interpretation panels punctuate the easy-to-walk-on trail.A discovery booklet will be given at the Ecomuseum. Through its exhibitions the Ecomuseum proposes a grand journey in time and the heritage of the region.It explains the history of the Roudoule valley, the trades and crafts of the ancients, and the economic activity with notably the exploitation of the copper mines in the Daluis gorges (Mine museum)
PignesTrain This train runs on a line between Nice and Digne les Bains. It stops at Puget-Théniers and will give you the opportunity to discover a unique landscape. This line serves many picturesque villages, and offers you all along the way unsuspected landscapes of canyons and fields of lavender. A chosen stop you will allow you to make a stopover for a several hour visit in the Nice hinterland. Legend tells that the train that the train that links Nice to Digne for over a century, is called “train des Pignes” or Pine-cone train, because sometimes it drove so slowly that travellers had time to get of the train and collect pine-cones! Others say that it were the stokers who fed pine-cones to the boiler of the locomotive.Which story is true? Hard to say, but is it important to know? The train is still there, resurrected by volunteer railwaymen. And the pignes (pine-cones) too, that the naturist hikers from Origan can collect.
Outdoor sports On the sporting emotion side, you are in the right place. Canyoning without needing to be in top physical shape, or hiking for the curious or enthusiasts, rafting and kayaking on the var, mountain-biking on specials trails at less than an hour from Origan, the golf country club of Nice proposes a 9 hole course, here you find all you need to practice. For fans, an obligation: the Via Ferrata, although it requires having made a first experience, is an opportunity for great emotions. Naturist cruise Departing from the Origan naturist camping village, you can enjoy a naturist cruise off Monaco. A rare and chosen moment of freedom, this cruise is organized for a day and is be another way to explore the coast seen from the sea.
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