Roughly halfway along the valley, St-Martin-Vésubie has preserved much of its medieval character: you can still glimpse vestiges of its original ramparts and one of its town gates on its steep main street.

The hilltop villages of Belvédère (820m), 12km south of St-Martin-Vésubie, and La Colmiane (1795m), 7km west, are also well worth visiting for their wraparound mountain views.