Dénivelée: 350m Durée: 3h00
Today’s hike with “le Groupe 3” of the Antibes AVF took us to “La Tour de la Tête de Chien” (The Dog’s Head Tower), a 500-meter high limestone rock formation overlooking Cap d’Ail and the principality of Monaco. The weather was perfect, with a bit a fog weaving in and out between the cliffs, lending an ambiance of mystery to the surroundings.
Even the moody fog couldn’t hide the concrete sprawl of Monaco, which never seems to be spoken of fondly around here. When I do hear the locals speak of Monaco, it is usually held up as an example of what the other cities want to avoid turning into.
Our hike today provided a great opportunity to watch the grimpeurs (climbers) belaying the cliffs of la Loubière in this limestone paradise. Apparently, the climbing sites here are among the most renowned in Europe, and are frequented by some famous rock climbers.