At the gates of the Sophia Antipolis technology park, Roquefort-les-Pins, a small village, offers a succession of contemporary villas and lush green properties surrounded by the Roquefortoise forest, a protected area. A place still very well preserved for nature lovers.
The Lords and Princes of Antibes founded the first parish within the Church of Saint-Pierre. They also built the castle on a rocky summit, the Castellas, to maintain their authority over the territory. According to historian David Faure-Vincent, a building built high up is often referred to as "roque". It is therefore very likely that the qualifier of "castling" on Loup then, of "strong rock" is at the origin of the current name of the municipality, especially since it implies an active defense of the territory.
The town of Roquefort-les-Pins, not far from Antibes, Grasse and Nice, has experienced an increase in its population in recent years, particularly international and has therefore developed by creating a nursery, a nursery school, a college , a sports complex include a stadium, tennis courts and a skate park as well as a cinema and a cultural center. It’s a great place for families to watch their children and grandchildren grow up.
Start your walk by going to discover the Notre-Dame de Canlache church, it was originally a small chapel dating back to 1561 and so over the years has been enlarged to become the church of today. During lunch, discover many restaurants in the village square. Continue your discovery as close as possible to the water with many activities in the heart of the famous Loup River such as canyoning which will appeal to young and old!
Auberge du ClosA hidden gem in Roquefort-les-Pins, accessible by beautiful roads that smell of pine and the sun. An intimate place with fresh market dishes, flavors and a beautiful presentation. Vegetable risotto is one of the specialties. Homemade desserts with always a quality of taste and presentation. A note of the sweetest .. To discover without further delay.