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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

tende
TENDE
A border town with Italy, part of the Mercantour National Park and located at the entrance to the Merveilles Valley, this village, which was Italian for a long time, combines alpine and Mediterranean influences.
Sights : the mediaeval town and its...



Office de Tourisme Tende Vallée des Merveilles - 1 place de Gaulle - 06430 TENDE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 93 04 73 71
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
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
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, giant zipline. Summer activities : Colmiane Forest tree climbing, paragliding, horseback riding,...



Office du Tourisme de Valdeblore la Colmiane - 06420 VALDEBLORE - LA COLMIANE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 25 90
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
saint-laurent-du-var
SAINT-LAURENT-DU-VAR
As easy to access by air as by car or train, Saint-Laurent-du-Var offers its visitors the charm of a genuine village and the buzz of a Registered Tourist Resort, firmly oriented towards the Mediterranean and its pleasures.
From the Esplanade des...



OFFICE DE TOURISME - 1819 Route du Bord de Mer - 06700 SAINT-LAURENT-DU-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 31 31 21
principaute-de-monaco
PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
The Principality, whose history has been linked for more than 700 years with the Grimaldi Family, is easily accessed from the whole world and offers a wide range of activities.
Sights : on the Rock - Princes’ Palace and changing of the guard,...



Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès - 2 A bd des Moulins - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 16 61 16
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, Wednesday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - Rue Victor Maurel - 06450 BELVÉDÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 66
antibes--juan-les-pins
ANTIBES - JUAN-LES-PINS
As the Côte d’Azur's flagship resort, this town comfortably mixes tradition, thanks to its historic heritage, with innovation. It is Europe's first science and technology park.
Sights : Port Vauban, the old town, its narrow streets and flower...



Office de Tourisme et des Congrès - 60 chemin des Sables - 06160 JUAN LES PINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 22 10 60 01
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - MAISON DU PORTAL - PLACE V.MASSEGLIA - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 71 00
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
carros
CARROS
Carros - A bridge between the sea and the mountain
With more than 300 days sun a year, Carros, a town with many facets located between the sea and the mountains, has no lack of resources. A place to stay or a stop-over, Carros meets your requirements...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 2 Carriero Fernand Barbary - Villa Fernand Barbary - 06510 CARROS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 72 59
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