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On a day outing from Nice, the not to be missed Cannes and Monaco are just a short journey away ...

... however its also worth taking time to discover lesser-known treasures such as small fishing ports, perched villages, natural parks, ski-resorts...

The opening times shown below are for the high season : some tourist offices have reduced opening times in the winter and you are advised to contact them before visiting.

Tourist Offices

valberg
VALBERG
A major ski resorts in the Alpes du sud region, with 56 alpine ski slopes, 23 ski-lifts and 25 kilometres of cross-country skiing.
Altitude : 1670 m Winter activities : alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain trekking, ice rink, quad-biking on...



Office de Tourisme - Place Charles Ginésy - 06470 VALBERG
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 24 25
coaraze
COARAZE
At 650 metres above sea level, Coaraze, also called "Sun Village", extends over 1714 hectares of mimosas, olive trees, cypresses, oaks, chestnuts and pines.
Sights : sundials designed by famous contemporary artists, Saint-Sébastien Chapel,...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday all day,

Maison du Tourisme - Place Sainte-Catherine - 06390 COARAZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 37 47
beaulieu-sur-mer
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Seven kilometres from Nice, Beaulieu, with its fine sandy beaches amidst luscious vegetation, provides a luminous and restful setting.
Things to see: the commune’s wealth of Belle Epoque heritage, the Greek Kerylos villa, listed as a historic...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office Municipal de Tourisme - Place Georges Clemenceau - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
vence
VENCE
Between the sea and the mountains, Vence combines the nobility of a historic town with the charm of a town whose light turned it into the home of painters
Sights : the historic town and 11th-century Cathedral, Chapelle du Rosaire decorated by Matisse,...



Office de Tourisme - Place Grand Jardin - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 06 38
mougins
MOUGINS
Just 15 minutes away from Cannes, this superb medieval village stands magnificently between pine, olive and cypress trees.
From the moment you arrive in the village you will succumb to the charm of its little streets carefully decorated with flowers...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 18 bd Courteline - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 87 67
roquebilliere
ROQUEBILLIÈRE
The Riviera's only spa resort.
Sights : Saint-Michel de Gast Church (early 14th century), White Penitents’ Chapel, Madone de Berthemont Chapel.

Closed : Sunday afternoon,

Office de Tourisme - 26 av Corniglion Molinier - 06450 ROQUEBILLIÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 60
le-canton-aux-10-sourires
LE CANTON DU "PAYS AUX 10 SOURIRES"
This name refers to a group of perched villages in the hills above Nice, brimming with history and traditions.
Between the sky and snow, between the sea and the mountains, between the majestic Var valley and the erratic banks of the Paillon river, the...

Closed : Monday all day,

Maison du Tourisme du Canton de Tourrette-Levens - Quartier des Moulins-Médiathèque - 84 Place Alfred Bonhomme - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 76 31
breil-sur-roya
BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Known as "Olive Tree Country" with a significant amount of handicraft activity, Breil is a lively village offering numerous festivals including the famous "a Staccada", an historic reconstruction commemorating the abolition of the droit du...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 17 place Biancheri - 06540 BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 99 76
antibes--juan-les-pins
ANTIBES - JUAN-LES-PINS
As the Côte d’Azur's flagship resort, this town comfortably mixes tradition, thanks to its historic heritage, with innovation. It is Europe's first science and technology park.
Sights : Port Vauban, the old town, its narrow streets and flower...



Office de Tourisme et des Congrès - 60 chemin des Sables - 06160 JUAN LES PINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 22 10 60 01
sospel
SOSPEL
Right in the heart of the Bévara valley, to the south of the Mercantour National Park and very close to the Italian border, Sospel is a peaceful village whose population triples in summer.
Sights : the mediaeval town, trompe-l’oeil façades,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 19 av Jean Médecin - 06380 SOSPEL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 15 80
isola--isola-2000
ISOLA - ISOLA 2000
Paradise for lovers of all kinds of "trendy" snow sports, skiing, snowboard or free-riding!
Just 1hr30 from the French Riviera and its international airport, the resort of Isola 2000, the summit of the Southern Alps, is open all year round to offer...



Office de Tourisme - Immeuble le Pélevos - 06420 ISOLA 2000
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 15 15
tourrettes-sur-loup-cite-de-la-violette
TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP CITÉ DE LA VIOLETTE
Tourettes-sur-Loup is a charming medieval village 14 kilometres from the sea, between Nice and Cannes.
Sights : the mediaeval village and its ramparts, Rue de la Bourgade, Aqueduc du Moulin, Saint-Grégoire Church, Saint-Jean Chapel, Gorges of the...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 2 place de la Libération - 06140 TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 18 93
venanson
VENANSON
Near the Mercantour National Park, its natural environment is its main asset, since protected flora and fauna abound in the surrounding forests.
Sights : Saint-Michel Church, Sainte-Claire Chapel, Saint-Roch Chapel, communal bread oven, Les Granges...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Mairie - 1 rue de la Mairie - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
vallauris--golfe-juan
VALLAURIS - GOLFE-JUAN
Vallauris Golfe-Juan: two towns in one, which superbly complement each other. Vallauris is known for its pottery tradition and Golfe-Juan for its sandy beaches and Napoleon's landing.
Sights : The Castle-Museum, Magnelli Museum and Museum of Ceramics...



Maison du Tourisme - Le Tanagra - 67 av Georges Clemenceau - 06220 VALLAURIS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 63 18 38
belvedere
BELVÉDÈRE
This hilltop village, towering over the Vésubie Valley, is an obligatory stopping off place for mountain dwellers descending to the famous Gordolasque valley.
Sights : its picturesque narrow streets, Maison du Tribunal, tall fortified houses, the...

Closed : Monday all day,

Office de Tourisme - Rue Victor Maurel - 06450 BELVÉDÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 66
grasse
GRASSE
Grasse and the art of fragrance. Grasse's reputation as the town of perfume since the 17th century and the world capital of perfumery says it all.
Free tours of perfumeries. Sights : the old town, the Cathedral, Place aux Aires and its market...



Office de Tourisme - Place de la Buanderie - 06131 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 66 66
mandelieu-la-napoule
MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE
Fourteen thousand hectares unfurl into an area of multiple forest and sea views.
Sights : Golf courses, Château de La Napoule, the San Peyre natural park on a promontory facing the sea. Panorama over the Gulf of la Napoule, the Isles of Lérins, the...



Office de Tourisme et des Congrès - 806 av de Cannes - 06210 MANDELIEU-LA-NAPOULE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 93 64 64
villefranche-sur-mer
VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Overlooking the hills and luxury homes, this is actually one of the most sought-after areas in the Côte d'Azur.
From its turbulent history, Villefranche-sur-Mer has retained a varied and unspoilt heritage. Sights : the Bay, 16th-century citadel and...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - Jardin François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 73 68
principaute-de-monaco
PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO-DIRECTION DU TOURISME ET DES CONGRES
This principality, a few kilometres from the Italian Riviera, remains one of the high spots for the international jet-set and famous celebrities.
Sights : on the Rock - Princes’ Palace and changing of the guard, Oceanographic Museum, the old town....



Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès - 2 A bd des Moulins - 98030 MONACO CEDEX - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 16 61 16
saorge
SAORGE
With its location, structure and monuments, Saorge is, in miniature, a captivating example of medieval town planning. A former reputedly impenetrable fortified town closing off the Roya Valley, Saorge is classified as a Monumental Village.
Sights :...



Mairie - Av Docteur Joseph Davéo - 06540 SAORGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 51 23