Ste Agnes in winter
The village is located at 800m of altitude. It overlooks Menton and offers great views on the city, the Sea and the coast as far as the Cape Martin. Architecturally, it's a nested village similar to many others in the area. Quiet, paved and nice streets, under houses paths, little squares.... In summer the altitude will protect you a little from the heat.
There are 2 monuments in Ste Agnes :
- the ruins of a Middle Age castle
You can still see towers and walls. Entry is free.
- a Maginot Fort
It's really worth a visit.
Unfortunately, those 2 monuments cannot be visited by disabled people.
Going to Ste Agnes is not easy but the village will reward the braves who will visit it. A windy road comes from Menton. To come from Nice, take the highway and exit at Menton, then join the Menton - Ste Agnes road. Or exit at La Turbie (or go there using the Corniches) , take the direction of Peille and make a right towards the Col de la Madone. The narrow and dizzy, but also pretty road descends towards Ste Agnes.
You can also go to Ste Agnès by bus from the Menton bus station (line 10).