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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
saint-jeannet
SAINT-JEANNET
Saint Jeannet
Nestled at the foot of an immense cliff, the Baou of Saint-Jeannet, which dominates the entire territory, the charming village of the same name is Mediaeval in origin.
The village offers fine colourful houses huddled around the church and a bell...



Hôtel de ville - 54 rue du Château - 06640 SAINT-JEANNET
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 73 83
saint-martin-vesubie
SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Saint Martin Vésubie
Saint-Martin-Vésubie is nestled, 975m above sea level, at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park amid 3,600 hectares of forest.
Dubbed La Suisse Niçoise (‘Nice’s Little Switzerland’), this Mediaeval village also features various fine...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 21 28
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
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
cannes
CANNES
World famous elegance, where everything is geared to satisfying an international clientele.
Sights : La Croisette and the Festival Hall, Old Cannes and the hill of Le Suquet, the square tower, Musée de la Castre, panorama over the Bay of Cannes, the...



Office de Tourisme - Palais des Festivals et des Congrès - 1 bd de la Croisette - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 99 84 22
gilette
GILETTE
Gilette
The village of Gilette is perched 400m above sea level overlooking the confluence of the Var and Estéron Rivers.
The narrow streets lead to the castle ruins and a unique panorama over the valleys and mountains. Its stepped streets, vaulted...

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

Mairie - 1 Place du docteur René Morani - 06830 GILETTE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 57 19
tournefort
TOURNEFORT
Tournefort
Tournefort was rebuilt with dispersed houses after the village was destroyed by the earthquake of 1887.
The old village can easily be reached by a trail with broad steps; the ruins of the castle overrun by vegetation are easily accessible thanks to...



Mairie - 63 Route de Massoins - 06420 TOURNEFORT
Tel.:
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
tourrette-levens
TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tourrette Levens
The village offers an exceptional panorama towards the sea and mountains.
In the perched village of Tourrette-Levens, there prevails a striking Mediaeval atmosphere thanks to fine houses and the ramparts built of splendid white stone, as well as the...



Mairie de Tourrette-Levens - 70 place du Dr Paul Simon - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 00 16
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
levens
LEVENS
Levens
An old fortified Mediaeval village perched on a rocky spur 600m above sea level, Levens can be visited by following the sloping streets lined with houses built in local stone, under porches and covered passageways.
Near the village, the Grand Pré...



Place V. Masseglia - Maison du Portal - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)9 62 66 85 84
aspremont
ASPREMONT
The perched village of Aspremont overlooks the Plaine du Var. Its houses are arranged in concentric circles around its fine Gothic church.
An invigorating climb to visit the village brings its rewards: narrow paved streets, vaulted passageways,...



Mairie - 21 Av Caravadossi - 06790 ASPREMONT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 00 01
saint-dalmas-le-selvage
SAINT-DALMAS LE SELVAGE
Saint Dalmas le Selvage
Near where the Tinée River takes its source, the village is huddled at the foot of a majestic cirque of towering mountains and vertiginous grey cliffs.
Strolling through the narrow paved streets offers a chance to admire the many sundials and dark...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Maison de Pays - 06660 SAINT-DALMAS LE SELVAGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 46 40
le-broc
LE BROC
Le Broc
Perched on a promontory overlooking the confluence of the Var and Estéron valleys, Le Broc is dominated by Montagne du Chiers.
The village offers its charming narrow streets lined with old stone houses grouped around a picturesque arcaded square....



Mairie - 1 place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06510 LE BROC
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 08 27 30
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
la-roquette-sur-var
LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
La Roquette sur Var
Perched atop a peak in a superb mountain setting, the village of La Roquette-sur-Var offers a vast panorama from the Sea to the highest peaks in the Mercantour Park.
Along with its picturesque little streets, fountains and wash house, the village has...



Mairie - 15 place de la Libération - 06670 LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 40 21
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...



Office de Tourisme - 39 Place des Patriotes - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 92 14 00
bairols
BAIROLS
Bairols
A Mediaeval village nestled in a spectacular setting, Bairols is built on a ridge 830m above sea level overlooking the Tinée Valley.
This is a ‘village of millennial stones’ with cool narrow streets, vaults, covered passageways and vertiginous...



Mairie - Place Hotel De Ville - 06420 BAIROLS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 90 46
la-gaude
LA GAUDE
La Gaude
Under the Baous mountains, La Gaude is a pleasant residential village brimming with Provençal charm. It enchanted Provençal writer Marcel Pagnol, who lived there for 30 years.
The village stretches on a ridge, with its carefully renovated houses...



Mairie - 6 rue Louis Michel Féraud - 06610 LA GAUDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 59 41 52