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Corniche d'Or (Golden Corniche)

The Corniche d'Or, or Corniche de l'Estérel, was inaugurated in 1903 at the instigation of the Touring Club de France. This magnificent road bordered by the turquoise Mediterranean waters and the red rocks of the Estérel massif links Saint-Raphaël to Cannes.

What's that ?

Bordered by the clearest waters of the department, the Corniche d´Or connects the Var and the Maritime Alps for 30 km, along the sea and overlooking the creeks.

 

A bit of history:

Completed in 1903, this route was taken by the Romans over 2,000 years ago!
At the start of the 20th century, new issues came into play: the advent of tourism and the great beginnings of the automobile. To respond, a new route was therefore created to the delight of tourists and residents.
With the path presenting excellent prospects for both departments, President Abdel Ballif of the Touring Club de France will launch into the business, which will be joined by a large number of local residents.

 

Did you know?

The name La Corniche d'Or was given thanks to the golden aspects of the rocks overlooking it.
The Corniche d´Or is ideal for lovers of driving and magnificent landscapes. Take your time to admire the panorama and its flamboyant colors!

Videos : La Corniche d'Or : a show for the eyes !

CORNICHE D'OR

Cinema and the Golden Corniche 

The idyllic landscape of the Corniche d'Or has been the setting for many films, the most famous of which are presented here. It's up to you to find the passages highlighting it !

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Fayence area

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Roquebrune-sur-Argens

The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is the most westerly of the destination. It includes three districts: La Bouverie, at the foot of Gorges du Blavet; The village, overlooked by its magnificent rock, and Les Issambres, with its nautical activities by the sea.

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Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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Fréjus

Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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Saint-Raphaël

65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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