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Sainte-Agnès

Europe's Highest Coastal Village

Ranked among the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ (Most beautiful villages in France), Sainte-Agnès has also been labelled ‘the highest coastal village in Europe’. Two assets that make it a must-see destination in the Menton region! A breathtaking panorama of the Mediterranean Sea from its 760-metre-high vantage point. Take a step back in time through the medieval streets to discover an array of artists’ and craftsmen’s workshops. History lovers can enjoy exploring the remains of the chateau, the medieval garden, and of course the Maginot Line Fort, dug into the rock face.

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“You come to Sainte-Agnès to reach the sky. The 360° panorama from the medieval garden is well worth the effort of climbing the rocky peak. An absolute must.”

Joëlle

5 great reasons to visit Sainte-Agnès

The charm of its medieval pebblestone streets

The view over the entire Riviera from its vantage point

The medieval chateau and garden

Departure point for walks

The fort, a historical testimony of the Maginot Line

Must-see Attractions

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Local Life and Events

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In addition to its shops, village life is filled with activities and events throughout the year. At the end of July, the Lavender Festival brings the whole village together for a number of events including a craft market, lavender distillation, musical entertainment, mass at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. In mid-August, the medieval festival with its street performances and re-enactments will take you back to the time of the knights.

Notre-Dame des Neiges

Admire the gilded wooden tabernacle, the statue of Saint Agnès, the different paintings by unnamed artists, probably from the Menton school of painting, and two chandeliers from the Cathedral in Monaco, donated by the Sovereign Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco.

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