Le Tignet is a French commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its inhabitants are called the Tignetans. 20 minutes from Cannes and 45 minutes from Nice, Le Tignet offers you a haven of peace where you can play tennis or golf in peace.
The village is made up only of modern villas, pavilions and housing estates, pretty and dapper, spread out on the hillsides, in the beautiful Provencal nature of the Grasse region, olive trees, cypresses and aromatic plants.
The Collebasse pass is the highest point in Tignet at 131m altitude. The closest mountain to Le Tignet is La Croix de Cabris at 720m altitude.
A fortified settlement, Le Tignet, is mentioned during the first half of the 13th century. E Tignet would have been a strong Templar. But the “Castellaras” garrison castle which was built at the end of the 12th century, sometimes referred to as “Sarrazins castle” or “Templar castle” does not seem to have any connection with either one or the other. What we can verify is the presence of the ruins of Castellaras and, east of the hamlet of Voyans, we also note the remains of the medieval castle, village and chapel of Tignet, cited around 1200.
According to historians, the name “Tignet” originated from the name given to their camp by the Romans “castrum de Antinhaco”.
Unmissable visits of Le Tignet and the surrounding area:
The old village square: a few meters from the old parish church, it offers a majestic view stretching from Lake Saint-Cassien to Grasse, passing through the plain of Cannes and the Tanneron massif. On a clear day it is also possible to see the Alps on the Italian border as well as the summit of Monte Cinto, the highest point in Corsica.
The old parish church of Saint-Hilaire: Le Tignet remained for many years without a place of worship, forcing the inhabitants of the town to go to Cabris in order to attend mass. It was not until 1714 that the church in the old village was built, as evidenced by the inscription on the smaller bell. The latter is dedicated to Saint-Hilaire just as it seems was the old chapel of the old village. The parish church subsequently became dilapidated and too small to accommodate the growing population from 1950. The Church of Saint-Jean de Cassien was then built in Val du Tignet in 2003.
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ACTIVITIES AT TIGNET:
Dance School with disciplines: Jazz, Lyrical, Classical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Neo-Classical, Ragga, Zumba, Street, Heels Class
Weekly yoga and relaxation classes at the Plateau Sportif du Tignet
GYMNICAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Gym / Stretching / Postural Bal)
INITIATIVE TIGNETANE ART ET CULTURE organizes a program of events and / or cultural and artistic activities
Tignet Football Club
Various hikes in the region
And many other associations offer various activities to liven up the village.