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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

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...



Office de Tourisme - Rue Victor Maurel - 06450 BELVÉDÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 66
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
roubion
ROUBION
After a winding, precipitous road climbing a gorge of red schist, Roubion appears like a proud eagle's nest clinging to the cliff, seeming to watch over the valley from the heights of its walls.
After a winding, precipitous road climbing a gorge of...



Bureau du Tourisme - Le Village - 06420 ROUBION
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 10 30
la-trinite
LA TRINITÉ
Built along the Paillon river, this small town is located only a few kilometres from Nice. La Trinité's great pride is Notre-Dame de Laghet, the main place of pilgrimage of eastern Provence.
To see: the Sainte Trinité parish church, listed as a...



Mairie - 19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06340 LA TRINITÉ
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 64 00
ilonse
ILONSE
A mediaeval village, Ilonse is perched at a height of 1250 m, overlooking the Tinée valley. Facing south-east, it offers itself to all those who love the High Lands and the authenticity of a jealously guarded heritage.
To see: St Michel church of the...



Point Info Tourisme - Place Serre - 06420 ILONSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 49
saint-dalmas-le-selvage
SAINT-DALMAS LE SELVAGE
At the very source of the river Tinée, St Dalmas le Selvage nestles at the foot of a majestic circus of high mountains and vertiginous grey cliffs.
To see: the 15th century church, the former Templar priory, the St Marguerite (1837) and St...



Office du Tourisme - Maison de Pays - 06660 SAINT-DALMAS LE SELVAGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 46 40
la-gaude
LA GAUDE
This former farming village is today a pleasant residential village. The La Baronne district on the edge of the river Var forms a huge information technology, agronomy and horticultural research centre.
To see: Saint-Pierre de l'Assomption church...



Mairie - 6 rue Louis Michel Féraud - 06610 LA GAUDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 47 26
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
eze-village
EZE

Under the name Eze Autrement, the Tourist Bureau offers formulas for group tours.



Bureau saisonnier été
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 41 26 00
villefranche-sur-mer
VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Overlooking the hills and luxury homes, this is 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 the...



Office de Tourisme - Jardin François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 73 68
saint-andre-de-la-roche
SAINT-ANDRE DE LA ROCHE
Saint-André is a small community, on the edge of Nice. Its territory extends to the surrounding hills of Rimiez and L'Abadie.
This community, made up of several separate hamlets, nestling in greenery is nicknamed "Lou pais dei babi," the country of...



Mairie - 21 bd du 8 mai 1945 - 06730 SAINT-ANDRÉ DE LA ROCHE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 71 00
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
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
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
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.
To see: going from square to square, little square to little square, little paved street to...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Maison du Portal - Place V. Masseglia - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)9 62 66 85 84
le-broc
LE BROC
This village, roosting on a rocky spur overlooking the confluence of the Var and the Estéron is overlooked by the mountain of Chiers. Le Broc has some charming little streets, bordered by old stone houses.
To see: St Marie Madeleine church (1563), St...



Mairie - 1 place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06510 LE BROC
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 08 27 30
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
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-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
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