The small village Aiglun is privileged oasis for those who prefer calm and quiet rest. It is an ideal place for lovers of sports hiking trails and botanical walks, to take up rock climbing, canyoning, hunting and fishing.
The village Aiglun is one of those on which almost had not influenced global and national events in France. However, it has its own history, which is reflected in its buildings, writings and, of course, in the stories of the old-timers.
Culture of Aiglun likely to exist was strict, mostly educated in religion and religious customs. It often inspired artists and poets who came here to express themselves in art. For example, the «uncrowned king» of Provencal poetry and lexicographer Frédéric Mistral often dropped in a sunny Aiglun looking muse and created in 1866 his legendary work «Amphitheater».
Aiglun can rightly be proud of its religious architecture that came to us from the Middle Ages. On the noteworthy the parish church of Saint-Raphael we can recommend to visit dated XVIII century with a beautiful facade and two towers. The interior of the church is decorated with statues of the Virgin Mary (Statue de la Vierge) and Saint Irenaeus (Saint Irénée). At the local cemetery there is another Christian monument - the Chapel of Our Lady. The village’s Christian relics - the Chapel of St. Joseph and rural oratorious are also noteworthy of tourist.
Aiglun community life aimed at promoting and preserving the cultural traditions of this village of Provence and France in general.
Events and Celebrations in Aiglun:
- Feast of St. Raphael «Fête de la Saint Raphaël» - the last Sunday of July
- Mass of St. Joseph «Messe de la Saint Joseph» - the third Sunday after Easter
- Traditional rural picnic St. Joseph - mid-May
- Annual parade of «Estivales du conseil général des Alpes Maritimes» - in September