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A picturesque village in a lush green setting

A historical town deep in the leafy Bévéra Valley in the south of Mercantour National Park, Sospel has everything you could wish for. Surrounded by mountains, the village, with its stunning colourful facades, offers a real taste of Italy. You’ll be enchanted by the medieval ambience of this peaceful village. Well worth a visit. Enjoy strolling through the narrow streets, which remain cool even during the summer months. As if transported to another era, you might expect to see a carriage or a character in costume on the corner of the square.


The BaroQuiales festival, at the beginning of July, is an absolute must. A superb event, where you’re completely surrounded by Baroque art. It’s truly sensational! The cathedral is a hidden gem to discover as you wander through the narrow streets.


5 great reasons to visit Sospel

The three forts on the Maginot Line

Saint-Michel Cathedral and its Baroque architecture

A medieval village with colourful facades

The Pont-Vieux, a former Salt Road crossing

The BaroQuiales, a Baroque Art festival not to be missed

Must-see Attractions

to visit in Sospel

As you stroll around Sospel, you will discover its charm, stemming from the past. Amidst this rich heritage, be sure to visit:

Les BaroQuiales

This Baroque Art Festival is a summer event offering concerts and performances in Saint-Michel Cathedral and brings the entire Bévéra area to life.


A welcoming natural setting

In addition to its historical highlights, Sospel benefits from a truly remarkable natural setting. Nestled along the banks of the Bévéra river, the medieval village sits at an altitude of around 350 metres. An ideal setting for outdoor activities, jump on a bike or mountain bike, grab your hiking boots or go for a trek on horseback, to head off and explore the routes and paths through Mercantour. Running and trail-running are also popular options!


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