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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

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...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06450 LANTOSQUE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 00 02
falicon
FALICON
This mediaeval village has managed to retain all the charm of the old perched villages of yesteryear and the surrounding countryside planted with olive and fig trees. It offers very lovely viewpoints.
To see: The church of La Nativité (1624) with a...



Mairie de Falicon - 3 place Marcel Eusébi - 06950 FALICON
Tel.:
bairols
BAIROLS
A mediaeval village nestled in an impressive setting which was built on a crest overlooking the valley of the Tinée. With an exceptional view, Bairols is among the most beautiful villages of Nice's high lands.
To see: The church of St Maguerite, the...



Mairie - Place Hotel De Ville - 06420 BAIROLS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 90 46
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
valdeblore-la-colmiane
VALDEBLORE / LA COLMIANE
Made up of 3 villages and a hamlet, and partly within the Mercantour National Park, Valdeblore is a pastoral community which has been able to switch to summer tourism and winter sports at the Colmiane ski resort.
One hour from the coast of the Côte...



Office du Tourisme - la Colmiane - 06420 VALDEBLORE
Tel.:
duranus
DURANUS
Among its riches, its vales can be mentioned, housing exceptional geological and botanical reserves, complemented by waterfalls and aqueducts.
To see: the ruins of the Rocca Sparvierra site (an old 12th century village), the St Eurosie and St Michel...



Mairie de Duranus - Placette - 06670 DURANUS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 15 63
roquebilliere
ROQUEBILLIÈRE
At a height of 600 metres and 50 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, the village of Roquebilière is located at the heart of the Vésubie valley.
Sights : Saint-Michel de Gast Church (early 14th century), White Penitents’ Chapel, Madone de...



Office de Tourisme - 26 av Corniglion Molinier - 06450 ROQUEBILLIÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 60
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 17 01
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...



Mairie - 1 Place du Lavoir - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
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
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
Sights : the historic town and 11th-century Cathedral, Chapelle du Rosaire decorated by Matisse, Château de Villeneuve, a...



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



Office de Tourisme - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 LA BOLLÈNE-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 60 54
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
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 du Tourisme du Pays de Grasse - Place de la Buanderie - 06130 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 66 66
bonson
BONSON
A typical perched village of the Nice hinterland, clinging to the mountainous massif of Mont Vial, it was built lengthwise, like a dizzying belvedere it looks down from its sheer 300 metres.
To see: St Benoît church (1494), the St Hospice chapel, the...



Mairie - Place Maurice Scoffier - 06830 BONSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 58 39
tournefort
TOURNEFORT




Mairie - 63 Route de Massoins - 06420 TOURNEFORT
Tel.:
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
cannes
CANNES
World famous elegance, where everything is geared to satisfying an international clientele.
Sights : La Croisette and the Festival Hall, Old Cannes and the hill of Le Suquet, the square tower, Musée de la Castre, panorama over the Bay of Cannes, the...



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




Mairie de Tourrette-Levens - 70 place du Dr Paul Simon - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 00 16
castagniers
CASTAGNIERS
A small perched village, surrounded by hills and positioned in the midst of generous Mediteranean vegetation, with a superb unencumbered view over the plain of the Var.
To see: The still-functioning oil mill (in use since 1250, producing olive oil,...



Mairie - 1, place de la Mairie - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 05 11