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Koalas: photos, description (Coaraze)

Koalas is a small mountainous village, which was founded by the Celts in the middle of the XVIII century became part of Spain, and a hundred years later became part of France. The village is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes Department of the Provence - Alpes - côte d'azur. It is located near nice, in the XVIII century between them was a road that allowed to reach the famous resort for four hours. And now is the same distance (less than 30 km) can be overcome much faster.

The village is situated at an altitude of 620 meters above sea level, it is home to more than seven hundred people who support Laraza reputation as one of the villages, known as the most beautiful in France. The name of the village translates as "cut tail" and is associated with a local legend, according to which the tail is cut off here is the devil himself, previously luring him into a trap.

Another local, quite a peculiar name - "Cliff of the vulture" (or Roccasparvera), the so-called Palace, now a ruin, standing on the top of the ridge. The Central square of the village castle, it is the Church, built in the second half of the XVIII century on the site of the ancient chapel of the virgin. Another Church - St. John the Baptist located in other square - Dance-Felix-Garden.

The favorite flower of the locals, which is decorated with literally all of the local streets, is the acacia, so Koalas recommend visiting in the summer, during flowering, when the village is filled with her sweet aroma. In August Coaraze festival, the tradition of the meeting, as claimed, has its roots in the distant middle Ages.