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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

ilonse
ILONSE
A mediaeval village, Ilonse is perched at a height of 1250 m, overlooking the Tinée valley. Facing south-east, it offers itself to all those who love the High Lands and the authenticity of a jealously guarded heritage.
To see: St Michel church of the...



Point Info Tourisme - Place Serre - 06420 ILONSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 49
vallauris--golfe-juan
VALLAURIS GOLFE-JUAN
Vallauris enjoys the "Town of Arts and Crafts" hallmark. Napoleon disembarked there on his return from exile on the Island of Elba on 1 March 1815.
Sights : The Castle-Museum, Magnelli Museum and Museum of Ceramics in the Castle compound, National...



Office de Tourisme - 4, avenue Georges Clemenceau - 06220 VALLAURIS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 63 18 38
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
castagniers
CASTAGNIERS
A small perched village, surrounded by hills and positioned in the midst of generous Mediteranean vegetation, with a superb unencumbered view over the plain of the Var.
To see: The still-functioning oil mill (in use since 1250, producing olive oil,...



Mairie - 1, place de la Mairie - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 05 11
cagnes-sur-mer
CAGNES-SUR-MER

Numerous nautical and sports activities. Guided tours offered all year round: Renoir Museum, Chateau-Museum Grimaldi, mediaeval village, racecourse …



6 bd Maréchal Juin - BP 48 - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: 0493206164
marie
MARIE
Marie, whose name appeared for the first time in 1066, is a mediaeval perched village which has kept all its authenticity.
To see: the pre-16th century church which houses two paintings by the Nice painter Giovanni Rocca, dated 1644, a statue of the...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06420 MARIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 73
la-gaude
LA GAUDE
This former farming village is today a pleasant residential village. The La Baronne district on the edge of the river Var forms a huge information technology, agronomy and horticultural research centre.
To see: Saint-Pierre de l'Assomption church...



Mairie - 6 rue Louis Michel Féraud - 06610 LA GAUDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 47 26
carros
CARROS
With more than 300 days sun a year, Carros, a town with many facets located between the sea and the mountains.
Sowohl für einen mehrtägigen Aufenthalt als auch für einen Zwischenstopp wird Carros Ihrem Bedürfnis nach Bodenständigkeit und Ruhe in...



Office de Tourisme - 2 Carriero Fernand Barbary - Villa Fernand Barbary - 06510 CARROS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 72 59
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 : Monday all day, Wednesday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Maison du Patrimoine - 7 Montée du Portal - 06390 COARAZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 37 47
PEILLE
Peille has some outstanding natural treasures where delightful paths meander through thyme, lavender and other heady plants, allowing visitors to enjoy its climate, plant and animal life and outdoor activities.
Sights : the old fortified gate of...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Le point info tourisme communal - 15 rue Centrale - 06440 PEILLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 82 14 40
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
la-trinite
LA TRINITÉ
Built along the Paillon river, this small town is located only a few kilometres from Nice. La Trinité's great pride is Notre-Dame de Laghet, the main place of pilgrimage of eastern Provence.
To see: the Sainte Trinité parish church, listed as a...



Mairie - 19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06340 LA TRINITÉ
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 64 00
roquebrune-cap-martin
ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
From the sea's edge to its hilltop village, Roquebrune Cap Martin's history is everywhere, bringing joy to lovers of old stone, architecture enthusiasts or those nostalgic for the Roaring Twenties.
Guided tour of the mediaeval village and castle Walk...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 218 av Aristide Briand - 06190 ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 62 87
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 - 1 place Saint-Pierre - 06380 SOSPEL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 15 80
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
tournefort
TOURNEFORT




Mairie - 63 Route de Massoins - 06420 TOURNEFORT
Tel.:
saint-blaise
SAINT-BLAISE
A road which sneaks around and winds, delicate silvery landscapes which offer themselves to an astounded gaze, scents and smells which intoxicate: a medallion placed in a green setting gilded by the sun …
Discover the heritage of this village, the...



Mairie - 11 Place de l'Eglise - 06670 SAINT-BLAISE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 72 93
isola-isola-2000
ISOLA / ISOLA 2000




- 06420 ISOLA
Tel.:
eze-village
EZE

Under the name Eze Autrement, the Tourist Bureau offers formulas for group tours.



Bureau saisonnier été
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 41 26 00
saint-tropez
SAINT-TROPEZ
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