The northbound D2 from Vence leads to photogenic Coursegoules, a hilltop village with 11th-century castle ruins and fortifications, via Col de Vence (963m), a mountain pass offering good views of the baous (rocky promontories) typical of this region. The landscape across these lofty plateaux is very arid, a far cry from the orchards and lush valleys around the Loup River. Various walking trails criss-cross the area.