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Towns and villages

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

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
sainte-agnes
SAINTE-AGNÈS
The highest coastal village in Europe, 780m above sea level.
Sights : the Maginot fort, Notre-Dame des Neiges Church, mediaeval Saint-Sébastien Chapel, ruins of the mediaeval castle and the garden, “Espace, Culture & Tradition” Museum.



Mairie de Sainte-Agnès - 102 Place Saint Jean - 06500 SAINTE-AGNÈS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 84 58
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
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
gourdon
GOURDON
Perched in an eyrie on top of a rocky outcrop, the village offers a panoramic view over more than 80 kilometres of coast between Théoule sur mer and Nice.
A medieval village ranked as one of the most beautiful in France. Only 10 km from the...



Office du Tourisme - 1 Place Victoria - 06620 GOURDON
Tel.: +33 (0)811 811 067
biot
BIOT
Located in the heart of the French Riviera between Nice and Antibes, at 5 minutes from the sea, Biot is a real treasure trove.
The village has a real identity inherited from a past rich in historic events. It has an exceptional cultural and artistic...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 4 chemin Neuf - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 78 00
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
luceram
LUCÉRAM
Located 25 kilometres from Nice in the Paillon valley, this beautiful fortified medieval village towers above a verdant landscape.
Sights : Sainte-Marguerite Church, defensive tower and ramparts (14th century), seven Chapels, Museum of old tools and...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de tourisme de Lucéram - 6 place Adrien Barralis - 06440 LUCÉRAM
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 46 50
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
levens
LEVENS
20 kilometres from Nice, Levens is an upland village perched at a height of 600 metres that offers a magnificent panoramic view of the sea and the mountains.
Explore its rich and distant past as you walk down its narrow streets: door lintels with...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 3 Place de la République - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 71 00
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
saint-tropez
SAINT-TROPEZ TOURISME
Having become an international tourist capital over the last fifty years, this town, with its pretty alleys, stands out particularly for its festivals and its lively night-life.
Sights : the village, its picturesque narrow streets and Provençal...



Office du Tourisme - Quai Jean-Jaurès - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)892 68 48 28
fontan
FONTAN
Fontan is located in the heart of the Roya Valley. The village, with its old, colourful, high stone or roughcast buildings that stretch along the river (the Roya), is a delight for trout anglers.
Sights : Notre-Dame de la Visitation baroque parish...

Closed : Wednesday afternoon, Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 3 av Théophile Bottone - 06540 FONTAN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 50 01
la-colmiane
LA COLMIANE
Colmiane is a family ski resort with 20 slopes and 6 ski-lifts.
Altitude 1,500 m / 1,800 m Winter activities : skiing, snowboard, hiking, snowshoeing. Summer activities : Colmiane Forest tree climbing, paragliding, horseback riding, canyoneering,...



Office du Tourisme de Valdeblore la Colmiane - 06420 VALDEBLORE - LA COLMIANE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 25 90
peillon
PEILLON
This fortified medieval village is pitched against a cliff and towers over the valley from Paillon to l'Escarène.
Sights : White Penitents’ Chapel (1495), Saint-Sauveur de la Transfiguration Church, ruins of the fortress at the highest point in the...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Syndicat d'Initiative - 4 Carriera Centrale - 06440 PEILLON VILLAGE
Tel.: +33(0)6 24 97 42 25
principaute-de-monaco
PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
This principality, a few kilometres from the Italian Riviera, remains one of the high spots for the international jet-set and famous celebrities. Hosts many cultural and sporting events.
Sights : on the Rock - Princes’ Palace and changing of the...



Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès - 2 A bd des Moulins - 98030 MONACO CEDEX - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 16 61 16
auron
AURON
The resort offers activities for children and adults throughout the year. "Auron, the resort that's a great place for a holiday."
Less than 1hr30 from Nice, Auron is a real village resort that stands at a height of 1600m at the gateway to the...



Office du Tourisme - Av de Malhira - Grange Cossa - 06660 AURON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 02 66
l-escarene
L'ESCARÈNE
Located half-way between the sea and the Mercantour National Park, L'Escarène was once an obligatory stopping point on the Salt Route.
Sights : Square of the Saint-Pons Benedictin abbey, Saint-Pierre parish Church, former Hôtel de la Gabelle (where...

Closed : Monday all day, Thursday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 26 place Carnot - 06440 L'ESCARÈNE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 62 93
le-canton-aux-10-sourires
ASSOCIATION TOURISTIQUE 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