City Belvédère Department Alpes-Maritimes

City hall - Belvédère

1 Place du Colonel Baldoni
06450 Belvédère

Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 93 03 41 23
Fax : + 33 (0) 4 93 03 55 04



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Video town Belvédère
Belvedere - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte d'Azur region, Department Alpes-Maritimes, with an exciting millennium history. The city that has not lost its way over time, and has found its place under the sun to shine today in its entire splendor.

Emblem of the city

Belvedere

Emblem department

Department Alpes-Maritimes

Belvedere is a municipality in the south of France; the Alpes-Maritimes department.

Belvedere is a small settlement which seems caught on the slopes of Mont Bego (Bego Mountain). It is 35 km from the sea coast, north of Nice, and is a part of the Mercantour National Park which since 1985 is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The population is 690 people.

Translated from Latin the name of the town means «Beautiful View». And this is no accident. One becomes convinced in it when he climbs up the hill where the centre of Belvedere is situated. From a height of 830 m the medieval village for centuries looks over the Vesubie Valley nestled at the bottom. From here it can be clearly seen the birds of prey that soar in the sky, literally before your eyes. From here also opens a spectacular panorama of the Gordolasque Valley which is the gateway to Vallée des Merveilles (Valley of Wonders) with its prehistoric cave paintings, a place from where hiking and climbing the highest peaks of the Department (3045 and 3143 m) begin. Glacial valley is a home to a huge number of plants and wildlife. To get to the heart of the Belvedere, its historic centre one will need a fair amount of stamina, because it is necessary to overcome a lot of stairs. However, the reward to those who still went up the mountain will be the magic streets of the town with its old stone houses in alpine style, sun-drenched squares and shady gardens, colourful hay barns of gray and pink stone. And yet - an ancient arch and Saints Peter and Paul Church (17 century) with its square bell tower and wonderful frescoes.
 

Area:
Belvedere - 75.41 km2

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