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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

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
saint-martin-vesubie
SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE - OFFICE DE TOURISME MUNICIPALISÉE
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...



Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 21 28
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
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
sospel
SOSPEL
Right in the heart of the Bévara valley, to the south of the Mercantour National Park and very close to the Italian border, Sospel is a peaceful village whose population triples in summer.
Sights : the mediaeval town, trompe-l’oeil façades,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 19 av Jean Médecin - 06380 SOSPEL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 15 80
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
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
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
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
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
venanson
VENANSON
Near the Mercantour National Park, its natural environment is its main asset, since protected flora and fauna abound in the surrounding forests.
Sights : Saint-Michel Church, Sainte-Claire Chapel, Saint-Roch Chapel, communal bread oven, Les Granges...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Mairie - 1 rue de la Mairie - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
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
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
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
villefranche-sur-mer
VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
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 - Jardin François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 73 68
cannes
CANNES
World famous elegance, where everything is geared to satisfying an international clientele.
Sights : La Croisette and the Festival Hall, luxury shops in the city centre, Old Cannes and the hill of Le Suquet, the square tower, Musée de la Castre,...



Office de Tourisme - Palais des Festivals et des Congrès - 1 bd de la Croisette - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 99 84 22
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
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
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
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