Gourdon is an ancient village (dating from the 10th century) perched very high up on the cliff hills of the Alpes Maritimes and is rated as one of the most beautiful villages in all of France (‘Plus beaux villages de France’). Just getting to Gourdon is an adventure in itself since you have to take a windy road up through the Gorges du Loup, so us doggies have a job to stay steady in the back of the car .
Gourdon is near Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes, South of France:
Vikki and I had a nice walk with Toffee and his human around Gourdon village enjoying the sights and sounds of the ancient buildings, a castle and little boutiques/ craft shops famous for perfumes, soaps, honey, nougat, gingerbread, painting on silk and craft glassware/glass blowing.
Although the views looked wonderful and our humans were prepared for a long walk (backpacks and bottles of water at the ready!), the start of the path looked very unused and steep !
In fact, the path swirled down and disappeared into the thick green of a big old forest, so our humans were unsure whether we should stay around the village or go and explore the path.
With a name like Paradise Path or Heaven’s Way how could we resist, so off we went! Before we knew it, the steep path had turned into a wonderful 2 hour forest walk which led us to a village called Bar-sur-Loup. (There is a round trip circuit back to Gourdon but luckily we had our car parked in Bar-sur-Loup ).
Here’s a little video of our fab walk