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Gourdon situated some 13 kms (8 miles) northeast of Grasse and 40 kms (25 miles) from Nice - "somewhere between Provence and Côte d'Azur" - at an altitude of 760 meters (2500 feet) above the sea. These are the southernmost parts of the Alps, known as Alpes Maritimes - the Alps of the Sea.

This is a look down to Le Nid d'Aigle [Eagle's Nest], one of the very charming restaurants in this charming village. Situated on the edge of a rocky spur that juts out about 500m (1640ft) directly above the Loup river, where the Gorges du Loup comes out at the Pont-du-Loup village - seen near the lower right edge of the image.

Sitting on the terrace you have a magnificent view of some 80 kms (50 miles) of Riviera coastline. From Cape Ferrat and Nice in the east to the massif of l'Estèrel in the west and on the horizon the sea is blending with the sky.

Gourdon was more harmonious and less crowded than Saint-Paul!

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