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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
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
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
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.
Explore its rich and distant past as you walk down its narrow streets: door lintels with...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - MAISON DU PORTAL - PLACE V.MASSEGLIA - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 71 00
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
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
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
cagnes-sur-mer
CAGNES-SUR-MER
Sea side
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
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
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
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
vesubie-decouverte
VÉSUBIE DÉCOUVERTE
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
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
saint-tropez
SAINT-TROPEZ TOURISME
Having become an international tourist capital over the last fifty years, this town, with its pretty alleys, stands out particularly for its festivals and its lively night-life.
Sights : the village, its picturesque narrow streets and Provençal...



Office du Tourisme - Quai Jean-Jaurès - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)892 68 48 28
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
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
cap-d-ail
CAP D'AIL
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
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
vence
VENCE
Perched on the Balcons d'Azur and just above the sea, the town of Vence, backed against the Baous, is an essential tourist site which enables you to find "another Côte d'Azur."
Sights : the historic town and 11th-century Cathedral, Chapelle du...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - Villa Alexandrine - Place Grand Jardin - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 06 38