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Gorbio

In the shade of a 300-year-old elm tree

Perched above Menton and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Gorbio is one of those villages with a genuine soul, and is a joy to explore. Its houses with porches, covered walkways, arched doorway and 300-year-old elm tree add further to its charm. Overlooked by Mont Agel, the Cime de Gorbio, the Col de Madone and Cime de Briançon, this village is sure to surprise you with its rocky, wild environment…

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“Stroll through the village, explore its narrow streets, stop off in the Place de l’Orme and take a moment for yourself.”

Christina

5 great reasons to visit Gorbio

Museum “D’A Font” where you can learn about village life in days gone by

The magnificent elm tree in the centre of the square

A traditional oil mill

Leisure activities such as hiking and climbing

Traditional festivals throughout the summer

THE ELM FESTIVAL

Every year at the beginning of September, dressed in 18th century costumes, the population of Gorbio venture back in time to celebrate their elm tree. A vibrant day of dance, music and merriment with a traditional banquet.

A Lively Mix of Culture

and Festivities in Gorbio

Various festivals and cultural events are held in Gorbio, mainly during the summer months. In June, the cherry festival gets into full swing, and in August, the Flamenco Festival!

If you’re lucky enough to visit Gorbio during the Fête-Dieu in June, you won’t be disappointed. On that day, the “Procession aux limaces” (Slug Procession) takes place. A host of little lamps, filled with oil and wicks made from snail shells, are placed in the streets and in front of houses. A procession, led by the Pénitents Blancs, passes through the village.

 

Hiking

around Gorbio

Just a stone’s throw from the coast and the Italian border, Gorbio is a fun-packed playground for all kinds of outdoor activities. Hiking trails offer the chance to benefit from this beautiful and tranquil setting.

Where to Stay

in Gorbio
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