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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

la-bollene-vesubie
LA BOLLÈNE VÉSUBIE
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
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
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
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-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
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
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
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
roquebilliere
ROQUEBILLIÈRE
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
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
vence
VENCE
Between the sea and the mountains, Vence combines the nobility of a historic town with the charm of a town whose light turned it into the home of painters
Sights : the historic town and 11th-century Cathedral, Chapelle du Rosaire decorated by Matisse,...



Office de Tourisme - Place Grand Jardin - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 06 38
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
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
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
saint-paul-de-vence
SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE
Located at the top of a rocky outcrop, this small village benefits from great luminosity, inspiring numerous famous artists, writers, poets and painters, some of whom have made it their permanent home.
Sights : the fortified village, 12th-century...



Office de Tourisme - 2 rue Grande - 06570 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 86 95
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
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
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
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
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