Auribeau is perched on a rocky peak at the mouth of Siagne River gorges. At the foot of this village, listed as one of the Alpes-Maritimes’s most picturesque sites, the shady Siagne River is a bucolic boon for those who love a walk outdoors. Narrow alleys with flower-covered stairwells are home to charming stone houses, some with barrel vaults dating back to the 14th century.
- Notre Dame de Valcluse sanctuary: Tucked away in the shade at the foot of a verdant, wooded hill, with the Saint Antoine River running through its land and a picnic area at the water’s edge, this site is a matchless combination of nature and spirituality.
- The parish church: The Auribeau-sur-Siagne parish church (église paroissiale) stands as testament to the influence of the Lérins Abbey in the region’s history and culture. It was built between 1717 and 1722. Like many buildings in the Grasse region, its exterior architecture is simple and uncluttered, with a semicircular apse on the chevet and a bell tower on the façade. Inside, a gallery occupies the first bay.
- The Soubran gate: the Soubran gate (Portail Soubran) is the passage for entering the old village of Auribeau-sur-Siagne. This 16th-century fortified stone gateway is at the start of rue du Portail, the village’s main street, from which narrow stairways, with flowers at every turn, lead up to the church square.
- The Pré des Pitchouns family activity park
Key annual events:
In June: Auribeau sur Scène theater festival
In July: Theater festival
In August: Fête du Patrimoine (Heritage Day)