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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

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
la-colle-sur-loup
LA COLLE-SUR-LOUP
Between the sea and the mountains and at the gateway to the Gorges du Loup, this village has retained its authenticity and way of life in an outstanding setting.
The Tourist Office offers a guided tour of the village (bookings only), which is the...



Office de Tourisme - 10 av de Provence - 06480 LA COLLE-SUR-LOUP
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 68 36
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
saint-etienne-de-tinee
SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-TINÉE
A real crossroads at the heart of the Mercantour National Park, close to its ski resort of Auron, Saint- Etienne de Tinée is a cultural, unspoilt village surrounded by mountains that rise up to nearly 3,000 metres.
The village offers its visitors an...



Office du Tourisme - Rue des communes de France - 06660 ST-ETIENNE DE TINÉE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 41 96
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
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
LA TURBIE


Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

OFFICE DU TOURISME - 2 place Detras - 06320 LA TURBIE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 93 41 21 15
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...



Office de Tourisme - 4 chemin Neuf - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 78 00
TOURRETTE-LEVENS




OFFICE DU TOURISME - 47 place Louis Girard - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 76 31
cagnes-sur-mer
CAGNES-SUR-MER
Sea side
Cagnes-sur-Mer is a delightful destination between Nice and Cannes. Come and explore its unspoilt medieval village, picturesque little fishing port and Renoir Museum set in a magnificent estate planted with olive trees.
Sights : The fortified...



Office de Tourisme - 6 bd Maréchal Juin - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 20 61 64
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
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
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
menton
MENTON
A garden, marine town and bathing station, Menton has been awarded 1st prize in the "towns in bloom" competition five times.
Sights : the old town, the Saint-Michel-Archange basilica and its parvis, the harbour, Jean Cocteau Museum, Regional...



Office de Tourisme - 8 av Boyer - "Palais de l'Europe" - 06500 MENTON
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 41 76 76
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
saint-paul-de-vence
SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE
Located at the top of a rocky outcrop, this small village benefits from great luminosity, inspiring numerous famous artists, writers, poets and painters, some of whom have made it their permanent home.
Sights : the fortified village, 12th-century...



Office de Tourisme - 2 rue Grande - 06570 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 86 95
utelle
UTELLE
Perched on the peak, at the top of a steep slope on which the Utelle olive trees grow, the panoramic view of the peaks of Upper Vésubie is well worth the detour.
Sights : the mediaeval village, its original trompe-l’oeil façades, remarkable...



Mairie - Hameau Saint-Jean la Rivière - 06450 UTELLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 19 85
saint-martin-vesubie
SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE - OFFICE DE TOURISME MUNICIPALISÉE
Famed for the beauty of its lakes and mountains, this prestigious site, once the winter snow has melted, gives way to some really lovely flower-covered meadows where the air smells of pine resin and larch.
Sights : rue Cagnoli, Sainte-Anne Gate, the...



Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 21 28
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
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