La Roquette-sur-Siagne is a lovely small town on the western edge of the Alpes-Maritimes, between the Mediterranean and the mountains, 10 kilometers from Cannes and only four from Mougins. Lying peacefully along a stretch of land overlooking the sea, La Roquette-sur-Siagne offers a vast panorama from Théoule-sur-Mer to the Bay of Cannes.
It is the perfect compromise for vacation fun: La Roquette is within easy reach of both the sea and a major city (10 kilometers), so you can reach the beaches quickly, go shopping in town, and stroll along the Croisette in a single day. But if you prefer the quiet countryside, you can escape the urban hubbub and the crowds of the coast.
- Promenade du Béal. A few meters from the Saint Jean Chapel is the start of the Promenade du Béal, a pedestrian path connecting the Saint Jean quarter to La Roquette’s events center, the Espace Culturel et Sportif. This promenade follows the Béal canal, built in the 15th century by the Lérins monks to irrigate the plains along the Siagne River and facilitate watering the rice fields. This agricultural activity was intended to encourage repopulation of these areas, deserted following the crises of the late Middle Ages.
- Saint Jean chapel. The Saint Jean chapel is built on the site once occupied by the Saint Georges chapel. The Revolution saw a string of upheavals: the original chapel was set ablaze following the dechristianization of the country, and was later sold, ultimately being turned into a barn and stable by the new owner. The chapel would be rebuilt in 1850 and newly dedicated to Saint Jean in an effort to ward off bad luck. Officially unveiled in 1856, the chapel is still a popular tourist site. Its exterior was modified in 2006 to offer a small garden that invites tourists and locals to rest in the shade of the towering plane trees.
- Horseback riding
Key annual events:
In April: Fête de la Saint George
In June: National music festival (Fête de la Musique)
In August: Saint Jean-Baptiste patron saint festival
In September: mushroom and wild fruit exhibit