Tourrettes-sur-Loup : virtual visit of the old village

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup : virtual tour of the old village

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a village situated on a rocky spur easy to defend because situated on a plateau falling sheer. The village is strengthened by the outside houses which form a wall. Its alleys shelter the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather workers and weavers.

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is the capital of the violet because it is the only village in France where this flower is cultivated as unique or main culture. In autumn and winters, flowers are picked to form bouquet of 25 surrounded with some leaves. In spring, when the bloom is plentiful, the flower is picked without the stalk for the confectionery. In summer, the leaf is mown to be transformed the same day in concrete then in absolute in the factories of Grasse. It enters in the composition of numerous perfume. The season is enclosed by the Holiday of Violets, which takes place according to the bloom, on 1st or 2nd Sunday of March.

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