Coaraze – A Sundial Village (les cadrons solaires)

entrance signCoaraze map“Coaraze, classé « un plus beau village de France », est situé à 44 kms de Cagnes, en amont de Contes, à 667 m d’altitude.  Le village est bâti, au XV° siècle, sur un piton gréseux qui domine la vallée du Paillon. et il est devenu célèbre pour ses cadrans solaires réalisés à partir de 1960 à la demande du Maire de l’époque. Jean Cocteau, entre autres, y a apporté sa contribution.”  (credit: AVF)

Classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, Coaraze is a 15th century village, 25 km. north of North & perched at 650m alt. – called the sun village due to its sun-dials.  The winding cobble-stone streets take you through sunny squares bursting with flowers and lead on to show you the houses of stone, or painted in the Italian fashion of blue, pink, or yellow pastels. Interesting architectural details in the medieval village: lintels, doors and windows, semi-circular vaults, and entrances.

Churches:  St. Sebastien chapel 14thc. church and Chapelle Notre Dame du Gressier – the blue chapel decorated by Ponce de Leon.

Blue chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaraze is the world champion in the game of pilou currently has the youngest mayor in France, and he is an artist and a poet.

The sundials of:  Cocteau, Valentin, Mona Christie, Doukine, Ponce de Leon, Henri Goetz.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Coaraze – A Sundial Village (les cadrons solaires)

  1. Alison. says:

    Cute little video clip. Go the Kiwis!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s