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Valbonne is a commune near Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Valbonne means "the good valley" in Provençal and translates to "Vaubona" in Occitan.The commune is part of the Communauté d'agglomération de Sophia Antipolis. The technology park of Sophia Antipolis is partly located in Valbonne.GeographyValbonne is situated in a basin, halfway along the Brague river. The commune consists of two sites: the old village situated in the extreme north-west Sophia Antipolis in the east, around the towns of Haut-Sartoux and GarbejaïreHistoryThere are traces of prehistoric human settlement in the area that date back to the Iron Age, the first days of agriculture. Many prehistoric artifacts such as Neolithic stone axes, funeral urns from the Bronze Age, and fragments of amphora, oil and grain jars (dolia) have been excavated. The remains of an aqueduct constructed during Roman settlement in the 3rd century A.D. are also present in the area of Clausonne.Valbonne is in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur. Plan the details of your Valbonne holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use France route planner.
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