That is what Tourettes-sur-Loup is known for. Blame it on the small purple flowers that normally abound beneath the olive trees. They are later on sent to the perfume factories in Grasse, or used as ingredients for candies during a festival held every March. Tourettes-sur-Loup sits atop a sheer cliff overlooking the Loup valley.
There are many interesting shops lining the streets that are often owned by small artisans selling their own art such as hand-woven fabrics and one of a kind pottery. Sad to say, the shopper in me left the village empty handed. Even if I was interested in several potteries, I just couldn’t see myself paying for the shipment back home.
The city is rather unusual as it was built so that the walls of the outermost buildings form a rampart – three towers rising above the village.