Gréolières, France

Gréolières is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France

2016coussols -1History of Gréolières

First record, 1033 Graulearias

Prehistoric: There’s a nearby prehistoric grotto, and a prehistoric shelter beneath a rock at Martin revealed tombs, vase fragments and a pierced boar’s tooth used as a necklace.

Gallo-Roman: A Roman road once passed through Gréolières and out the valley to the west. A Roman milestone (borne milliaire) has been transformed into a roadside cross.

Medieval: The ruins of an Upper-Gréolières (Gréolières-Haute) are located just 300 m above the current village. The ruins of the upper village include the ruins of a 13th-century chateau, and the rebuilt 13th-century Romanesqe Saint-Etienne Chapel.

In the lower (current) village of Gréolières are the ruins of an older, 11th-century chateau.


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