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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

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
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
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
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
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

OFFICE DE TOURISME - 1819 Route du Bord de Mer - 06700 SAINT-LAURENT-DU-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 31 31 21
Seven kilometres from Nice and Monaco, Beaulieu, with its fine beaches amidst luscious vegetation, provides a luminous and restful setting.
Things to see: the commune’s wealth of Belle Epoque heritage,the botanical walk, the Greek Kerylos villa,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office Municipal de Tourisme - Place Georges Clemenceau - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
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
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 - 3 Place de la République - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 71 00
Calm, luxury and sensuous are the key words for this quasi-island located alongside Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer.
Sights : the village, the harbour, Sainte-Hospice Chapel (18th century) and the Black Madonna, Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild and its...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 5 et 59 av Denis Semeria - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 08 90
Peille has some outstanding natural treasures where delightful paths meander through thyme, lavender and other heady plants, allowing visitors to enjoy its climate, plant and animal life and outdoor activities.
Sights : the old fortified gate of...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Le point info tourisme communal - 15 rue Centrale - 06440 PEILLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 82 14 40
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 : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 1 Place du Lavoir - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

OFFICE DU TOURISME - 2 place Detras - 06320 LA TURBIE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 93 41 21 15