Domaine « Les Courmettes »

The Domaine Les Courmettes was originally a sanitarium; it is located on land that is part of the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup and belongs to the Association Amiral de Coligny. More recently, it has been used as a retreat, a conference center, and a vacation camp. At this time (April 2007) the complex is closed; several projects are being evaluated to see to what use the Domaine de Courmettes may be put in the future. Because the purpose of the Asociation Amiral de Coligny is to combat tuberculosis, it is not impossible that the domain will become associated with health care again. Another possibility is to make it a training center for environmentalists as the buildings are situated amid a nature preserve of some 600 hectares (roughly 1,500 acres). If I become aware of updates to this, I will post them in this space. The photos on this page were taken on Saturday, March 31, 2007.

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1. Driving up to Les Courmettes

2. The grounds are very nice...

3. ...and the front is rather imposing

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4. The tree-lined path to the building

5. The red fire hydrant

6. Under the archways

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7. The house on the left side

8. The buildings on the right side

9. A closer look

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10. Looking across the front lawn

11. The property is nicely maintained

12. Looking at the main building

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13. The part to the left was added on...

14. ...which made the terrace shorter

15. The front lawn

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16. Behind the house in image 9

17. Looking down on the domaine

18. A closer look

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19. Behind the house in image 7

20. View through the trees

21. Climbing back down the hill

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22. Looking down on the terrace

23. Behind the house in image 9

24. Here the extension is easyily seen

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25. On the main terrace

26. Around the corner

27. Where we came from

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28. View from the terrace

29. Somebody still lives here!

30. Looking down into the garden

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31. The top ended at the pipe...

32. ...which made for a huge terrace

33. Overall view of the main building


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This page was originally posted on April 1, 2007
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