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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
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
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
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
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
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. Summer activities : Colmiane Forest tree climbing, paragliding, horseback riding, canyoneering,...



Office du Tourisme de Valdeblore la Colmiane - 06420 VALDEBLORE - LA COLMIANE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 25 90
auron
AURON
The resort offers activities for children and adults throughout the year. "Auron, the resort that's a great place for a holiday."
Less than 1hr30 from Nice, Auron is a real village resort that stands at a height of 1600m at the gateway to the...



Office du Tourisme - Av de Malhira - Grange Cossa - 06660 AURON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 02 66
le-canton-aux-10-sourires
LE CANTON DU "PAYS AUX 10 SOURIRES"
This name refers to a group of perched villages in the hills above Nice, brimming with history and traditions.
Between the sky and snow, between the sea and the mountains, between the majestic Var valley and the erratic banks of the Paillon river, the...

Closed : Monday all day,

Maison du Tourisme du Canton de Tourrette-Levens - Quartier des Moulins-Médiathèque - 84 Place Alfred Bonhomme - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 76 31
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,

Office de Tourisme - Rue Victor Maurel - 06450 BELVÉDÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 66
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 de Tourisme - Place de la Buanderie - 06131 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 66 66
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.
Sights : Notre-Dame de la Visitation baroque parish...

Closed : Wednesday afternoon, Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 3 av Théophile Bottone - 06540 FONTAN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 50 01
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
menton
MENTON
A garden, marine town and bathing station, Menton has been awarded 1st prize in the "towns in bloom" competition five times.
Sights : the old town, the Saint-Michel-Archange basilica and its parvis, the harbour, Jean Cocteau Museum, Regional...



Office de Tourisme - 8 av Boyer - "Palais de l'Europe" - 06500 MENTON
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 41 76 76
beaulieu-sur-mer
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Seven kilometres from Nice, Beaulieu, with its fine sandy beaches amidst luscious vegetation, provides a luminous and restful setting.
Things to see: the commune’s wealth of Belle Epoque heritage, the Greek Kerylos villa, listed as a historic...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office Municipal de Tourisme - Place Georges Clemenceau - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
vallauris--golfe-juan
VALLAURIS - GOLFE-JUAN
Vallauris Golfe-Juan: two towns in one, which superbly complement each other. Vallauris is known for its pottery tradition and Golfe-Juan for its sandy beaches and Napoleon's landing.
Sights : The Castle-Museum, Magnelli Museum and Museum of Ceramics...



Maison du Tourisme - Le Tanagra - 67 av Georges Clemenceau - 06220 VALLAURIS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 63 18 38
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...



Office de Tourisme - 4 chemin Neuf - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 78 00
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
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...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Place de la Mairie - 06450 LANTOSQUE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 00 02
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
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