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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

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
This principality, a few kilometres from the Italian Riviera, remains one of the high spots for the international jet-set and famous celebrities. Hosts many cultural and sporting events.
Sights : on the Rock - Princes’ Palace and changing of the...

Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès - 2 A bd des Moulins - 98030 MONACO CEDEX - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 16 61 16
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
Famed for the beauty of its lakes and mountains, this prestigious site, once the winter snow has melted, gives way to some really lovely flower-covered meadows where the air smells of pine resin and larch.
Sights : rue Cagnoli, Sainte-Anne Gate, the...

Closed : Sunday afternoon,

Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 21 28
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
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
In summer, this resort combines the benefits of the highly mineralized waters from the source of the Praï with pure and fortifying air. It is a family ski resort for all ages in winter.
Sights : Museum of Entomology, Saint-Laurent Church, flour mill,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 LA BOLLÈNE VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 60 54
Promoting the villages of the Vésubie/Valdeblore area.
Find all useful and essential information on the site and the freesheet Le portail VESUBIEN

C/O Comoglio - Plan Gast - 06450 ROQUEBILLIÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)6 79 23 02 95
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Between sea and mountain, Cap d'Ail is a listed tourism resort that welcomes you in for a relaxing and sporty stay at the gateway to Monaco.
Sights : its rocky promontories and luxuriant parks and gardens, maritime pines with Mediterranean fragrances,...

Closed : Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon,

Office de Tourisme - 87 bis av du 3 Septembre - 06320 CAP D'AIL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 78 02 33
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
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
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
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