An old fortified Mediaeval village perched on a rocky spur 600m above sea level, Levens can be visited by following the sloping streets lined with houses built in local stone, under porches and covered passageways.
Near the village, the Grand Pré de Levens, is a large open meadow, a privileged place for relaxation with its 13 hectares of greenery: events are scheduled there year round, including Fête du Cheval (a horse show) in July.
Sights: old gates in the rampart; Napoleonic Marshal André Masséna’s house; birthplace of 19th-century political figure François Malausséna, first French mayor of Nice; Galerie du Portal for exhibitions; Saint-Antonin church; Black and White Penitents’ chapels.
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