Explore Castagniers with the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

Castagniers is a lovely hilltop village surrounded by lush mediterranean vegetation, mainly made up of olive trees. It offers a splendid open view on the Lower Var Valley (Plaine du Var).  Founded in 1870, the village is dominated by Mont Cima, which rises 879 m and offers a breathtaking view, and by the Croix du Cuore.

To be seen


Notre-Dame de la Paix Abbey and chocolate factory

This 16th-century abbey is inhabited by the cistercian nuns since 1930. They dedicate their spare time to olive oil and chocolate production, which you can find in the abbey shop.

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Sights :

  • Oil mill (still active) ;
  • Saint-Michel parish church (19th century) ;
  • Notre-Dame de la Paix Abbey ; the cistercian nuns convent (1928), its lovely garden and the chocolate factory ;
  • The Croix du Cuore ;
  • The protected site of Vallon Obscur du Donaréo, listed Natura 2000.


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