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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
saint-jean-cap-ferrat
SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Calm, luxury and sensuous are the key words for this quasi-island located alongside Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer.
Sights : the village, the harbour, Sainte-Hospice Chapel (18th century) and the Black Madonna, Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild and its...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 5 et 59 av Denis Semeria - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 08 90
cagnes-sur-mer
CAGNES-SUR-MER
Cagnes-sur-Mer is a delightful destination between Nice and Cannes. Come and explore its unspoilt medieval village, picturesque little fishing port and Renoir Museum set in a magnificent estate planted with olive trees.
Sights : The fortified...



Office de Tourisme - 6 bd Maréchal Juin - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 20 61 64
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
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
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 to nearly 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 ST-ETIENNE DE TINÉE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 41 96
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
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
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
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
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
beaulieu-sur-mer
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Seven kilometres from Nice and Monaco, Beaulieu, with its fine beaches amidst luscious vegetation, provides a luminous and restful setting.
Things to see: the commune’s wealth of Belle Epoque heritage, the botanical walk, the Greek Kerylos villa,...

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
luceram
LUCÉRAM
Located 25 kilometres from Nice in the Paillon valley, this beautiful fortified medieval village towers above a verdant landscape.
Sights : Sainte-Marguerite Church, defensive tower and ramparts (14th century), seven Chapels, Museum of old tools and...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de tourisme de Lucéram - 6 place Adrien Barralis - 06440 LUCÉRAM
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 46 50
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