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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
eze-village
EZE VILLAGE
Lush vegetation of date palms, carob, orange and lemon trees abound in this location, famed as much by walking enthusiasts as philosophers, since it is here that Nietzsche is supposed to have finished writing "Thus Spake Zarathustra".
Sights : the...



Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06360 EZE VILLAGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 41 26 00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
valberg
VALBERG
A major ski resorts in the Alpes du sud region, with 56 alpine ski slopes, 23 ski-lifts and 25 kilometres of cross-country skiing.
Altitude : 1670 m Winter activities : alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain trekking, ice rink, quad-biking on...



Office de Tourisme - Place Charles Ginésy - 06470 VALBERG
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 24 25
villefranche-sur-mer
VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Overlooking the hills and luxury homes, this is actually one of the most sought-after areas in the Côte d'Azur.
From its turbulent history, Villefranche-sur-Mer has retained a varied and unspoilt heritage. Sights : the Bay, 16th-century citadel and...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme et de la Culture - Jardin François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 73 68
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