Castellar: a perched medieval village over Menton city tops
Castellar is a picturesque 15th century village, rich with small house-towers and narrow streets decorated with numerous water fountains. The village is known as a former stronghold of the Lascar’s family of Ventimiglia.
This medieval village attracts many hikers because it is surrounded by several hiking trails that offer exceptional panoramas of this part of the coast.
Castellar main attractions:
- Olive oil mill (Moulin à huile
- Lascar’s Palace (Palais Lascaris)
- Saint-Esprit Chapel
- Old village
- Saint-Pierre Church
- Saint-Sébastien Chapel
- Notre-Mère des Miséricordes Chapel
- Saint-Antoine Chapel
- Saint-Roch Chapel (« Bon Voyage Chapel »)
- Saint-Bernard Chapel