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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

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
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
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
lantosque
LANTOSQUE
Destroyed several times by earthquakes in previous centuries, this picturesque village on its promontory overlooks the Vésubie Valley.
Sights : its many hamlets, Saint-Pons Church, Sainte-Claire Chapel (15th century), Notre-Dame des Anges Church in...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06450 LANTOSQUE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 00 02
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
cap-d-ail
CAP D'AIL
Between sea and mountain, Cap d'Ail is a listed tourism resort that welcomes you in for a relaxing and sporty stay at the gateway to Monaco.
Sights : its rocky promontories and luxuriant parks and gardens, maritime pines with Mediterranean fragrances,...

Closed : Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon,

Office de Tourisme - 87 bis av du 3 Septembre - 06320 CAP D'AIL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 78 02 33
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 17 01
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.
At the heart of a wilderness, the two hamlets of Berghe...

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

Mairie - 3 av Théophile Bottone - 06540 FONTAN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 50 01
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
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 du Tourisme du Pays de Grasse - Place de la Buanderie - 06130 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 66 66
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
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
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
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
saint-blaise
SAINT-BLAISE

Discover the heritage of this village, the well-preserved ruins of a 13th-century castle, the 18th-century oil mill, its 18th-century church and the attached priory, as well as the works of the artist Jean-Pierre Augier scattered through the village...

Closed : Tuesday all day, Wednesday morning, Thursday all day, Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 11 Place de l'Eglise - 06670 SAINT-BLAISE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 72 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 : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 1 Place du Lavoir - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
marie
MARIE




Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06420 MARIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 73
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 more than 3,000 metres.
The village offers its visitors an...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Office du Tourisme - Rue des communes de France - 06660 SAINT-ETIENNE DE TINÉE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 41 96
beaulieu-sur-mer
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, between Monaco and Nice, is a site where sea and mountains rub shoulders, a unique architectural and botanical heritage in an exceptional setting on a conserved coastline.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer has preserved its architectural heritage,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office Municipal de Tourisme - Place Georges Clemenceau - BP 58 - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
villeneuve-loubet
VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
At the point where Loup meets Mardaric, the village of Villeneuve-Loubet stands on a hill whilst the new town and its houses stretch out to the Mediterranean.
Sights : the old village and its narrow paved streets, Saint-Marc Church, mural and old...

Closed : Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 16 av de la Mer - 06270 VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 02 66 16