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Castle site and Medieval Garden

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Fortified castle, Ruins and remains, 10th C, 11th C in Sainte-Agnès

  • Viewpoint perched on the side of a rocky spur, the remains of the medieval castle dominate Sainte-Agnès from the top of their 800 meters: from here one enjoys a magical 360° view of the bay of Menton, the Mediterranean sea and the mountains

  • The tower and foundations of the castle date back to the end of the 10th century. One finds the first writings which relate the presence of the fortress around 1180. Possession of the Count of Ventimiglia Guido Guerra, it was then ceded to the Count of Provence. Following this sale, from the end of the thirteenth century until the fourteenth century, a cycle of continuous conflicts with the Genoese began. In 1388, Sainte-Agnès and the whole country of Nice will rally to Amédée VII, count of...
    The tower and foundations of the castle date back to the end of the 10th century. One finds the first writings which relate the presence of the fortress around 1180. Possession of the Count of Ventimiglia Guido Guerra, it was then ceded to the Count of Provence. Following this sale, from the end of the thirteenth century until the fourteenth century, a cycle of continuous conflicts with the Genoese began. In 1388, Sainte-Agnès and the whole country of Nice will rally to Amédée VII, count of Savoy.
  • Environment

    • Mountain view
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village centre
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Sea view
  • Spoken languages

Services
  • Activities

    • Botanic trail
  • Equipment

    • Parking
  • Services

    • Tour free of charge
Openings

Openings

  • All year
    Opened Everyday
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