The Alps of High
Population: 1700 Height: 520m
heart of the plateau of Valensole which covers 800sq. km, Riez stands out
because of the historic character of the houses of the village and its
natural animation, in particular the picturesque market of Wednesday and
A cocktail of different people come together, authentic Riezois
and tourists of multiple nationalities.
artists, potters, and traders carry on this market tradition.
street exudes an authentic medieval atmosphere created by the narrowness of
the little streets which are linked by alley, passages covered under houses,
and high facades of the ancestral buildings where formerly
shopkeepers were buzy.
The Hotel Mazan and duplicate house facades
given an original picture of the rich architecture of the Renaissance.
towered over by a tubular hill which overhangs the confluence of three
valleys, through which flows trickling rivers.
approaches were used to connect with the Roman empire in Haute
Four monolithic granite columns,
surmounted by a sculptured architrave, the remains of a temple dating back
to the 1st century AD.
On the ruins of a Roman thermal
resort, a baptistere was erected in the 5th century
with antique materials recycled;
this work remains one of the rare
early Christian buildings of