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Massoins is a tiny medieval village on a hilltop in the Maritime Alps, about 45 km from Nice. I stumbled upon it by accident on May 12, 2006. It is a real living village of about 120 people that appears to be rarely visited by tourists.
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While driving the main road from Nice to Grenoble, I was drawn in by the one-lane bridge. A sign said "Massoins 4.5 km." I had no idea what it was, but the distance did not seem far, so I followed the steep, winding one lane road up the mountainside.
A view from about halfway up the road toward Massoins. The one-lane bridge is on the left.
In the distance, I saw what appeared to be a monastery.
Turns out, it was a village.
The only concession to tourists appeared to be this sign on the edge of town.
The main entrance to town was through this narrow passageway, just wide enough for a car. I started to drive in, but changed my mind, worried about being trapped. Instead I parked outside of town where the cars of most residents were also parked.
A few streets were wide enough for a car, but most were not.
The ruins of a chapel on a hilltop above town.
A tiny park.
The "backyard" of town.
A memorial to the nine residents who died in the First War.
Relatives of the starship captain must live here.
Also see Mont St. Michel.
All photos © 2006, Glenn Campbell.
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