Specific sites of interest include the town's severely dignified parish church, the Eglise Saint-Sauveur, open daily from 8am to around 6pm. Built in a simple country-baroque style, it's the site of many marriages, baptisms, and wedding ceremonies. Another site of interest is the 15th-century Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, on place Auguste Arnulf. It's usually locked, so visits require that you first drop by the Tourist Office on rue Centrale in Peillon-Village (tel. 06-24-97-42-25) -- if it's convenient and if he or she isn't busy, an employee will accompany you with a key and wait for you while you admire the interior. The service is free, but a gratuity is appreciated. If you plunk .20€ into a machine near the gate, lights will illuminate the interior's noteworthy frescoes. Painted at the end of the 15th century by Jean Cannavesio, they represent the eight stages of the Passion of Christ.

The narrow streets radiate outward from the town's "foyer," place Auguste-Arnulf, which is shaded by rows of plantain trees centered around a fountain that has splashed water from its basin since 1800. Some of the streets are enclosed with vaulting and accented with potted geraniums and strands of ivy.

If you're in the mood for walking, consider a 2-hour, 12km (7 1/2-mile) northward hike across the dry and rocky landscape to Peillon's remote, smaller sister, Peille.


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