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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

vallauris--golfe-juan
Vallauris Golfe-Juan
Around Metropolitan area
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
eze-village
Eze
Eze
Èze stretches on all three Corniche roads. At the top, the Grande Corniche runs through La Revère Nature Park. Below, on the Basse Corniche, Èze Bord-de-Mer is a small seaside resort with Belle-Époque villas.
Between them, on the Moyenne...



Av de la Liberté - 06360 EZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 41 26 00
utelle
Utelle
Utelle
Perched on a ridge at the confluence of the Var and Vésubie rivers at the top of a steep slope with olive trees, Utelle offers a fine Mediaeval complex.
Along the narrow stepped streets, visitors can discover old stone houses, decorated portals and...



Mairie - Hameau Saint-Jean la Rivière - 06450 UTELLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 17 01
villefranche-sur-mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer
A maritime town on a privileged site, Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of the main ports on the Côte d’Azur, a major stopover for cruise ships.
It picturesque little fishing port is also home to a flotilla of yachts and pointus (traditional fishing...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Jardin François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 73 68
venanson
Venanson
Venanson
Perched on a rocky peak 1,164m above sea level, Venanson is a genuine belvedere overlooking the Vésubie Valley and a charming village with picturesque little streets and a fabulous panorama from the top of its cliff!
With its grandiose natural...



Mairie - 1 Place du Lavoir - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
saint-jeannet
Saint-Jeannet
Saint-Jeannet
Nestled at the foot of an immense cliff, the Baou of Saint-Jeannet, which dominates the entire territory, the charming village of the same name is Mediaeval in origin.
The village offers fine colourful houses huddled around the church and a bell...



Hôtel de ville - 54 rue du Château - 06640 SAINT-JEANNET
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 73 83
la-trinite
La Trinité
La Trinité
Built along the Paillon valley, this small town is located just a few kilometres from Nice.
Nearby, Notre-Dame de Laghet is the most remarkable monument in its territory, built in the 17th century following several miracles reported in the vicinity....



Mairie - 19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06340 LA TRINITÉ
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 64 00
tourrettes-sur-loup-cite-de-la-violette
Tourrettes-sur-Loup Cité de la Violette
Around Metropolitan area
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
rimplas
Rimplas
Rimplas
A small village built like a stairway on a mountainous ridge with a dizzying view over the valley of the Tinée on one side and the Val de Blore on the other.
Rimplas features lovely little Mediaeval streets in the middle of which runs a rivulet,...



Hôtel de Ville - 3 Promenade St-Roch - 06420 RIMPLAS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 80 93
marie
Marie
Marie
Marie, whose name appeared for the first time in 1066, is a mediaeval perched village which has kept all its authenticity.
Overlooking the Tinée Valley, it is a holiday paradise with activities essentially turned towards Nature. It offers an...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06420 MARIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 73
l-escarene
l'Escarène
Around Metropolitan area
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
lantosque
Lantosque
Lantosque
Destroyed several times by earthquakes in previous centuries, this picturesque village on its promontory overlooks the Vésubie Valley.
A mountain village stretching in two groups of buildings on a promontory, it has a few older tall houses, broad...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06450 LANTOSQUE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 00 02
saint-etienne-de-tinee
Saint-Etienne de Tinée / Auron
Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée
A major crossroads in the heart of the Mercantour National Park, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée aims to be an authentic cultural centre, surrounded by mountains towering over 3,000m above sea level.
The village offers a range of colours and an amazing...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Rue des communes de France - 06660 SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-TINÉE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 41 96
gattieres
Gattières
Gattières
Under the Baous mountains amid splendid landscapes, the old perched village of Gattières offers lovely Mediaeval streets, little flower-decked squares and fine fountains.
as well as arts and crafts shops: silk painting, sculpture, woodworking and...



Hôtel de Ville - 11 Rue Torrin et Grassi - 06510 GATTIÈRES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 08 47 32
tourrette-levens
Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-Levens
The village offers an exceptional panorama towards the sea and mountains.
In the perched village of Tourrette-Levens, there prevails a striking Mediaeval atmosphere thanks to fine houses and the ramparts built of splendid white stone, as well as the...



Mairie - 70 place du Dr Paul Simon - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 00 16
coaraze
Coaraze
Around Metropolitan area
At 650 metres above sea level, Coaraze, also called "Sun Village", extends over 1714 hectares of mimosas, olive trees, cypresses, oaks, chestnuts and pines.
Sights : sundials designed by famous contemporary artists, Saint-Sébastien Chapel,...

Closed : Monday all day, Wednesday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Maison du Patrimoine - 7 Montée du Portal - 06390 COARAZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 37 47
la-colle-sur-loup
La Colle-sur-Loup
Around Metropolitan area
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
cagnes-sur-mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Ideally located between Nice and Cannes, the city draws its charm from the Mediaeval village of Haut-de-Cagnes whose Château-Musée Grimaldi dominates the city and where many artists and personalities, including Renoir, have stayed.
Thanks, in...



Mairie de Cagnes-sur-Mer - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 20 61 64
saint-blaise
Saint-Blaise
Saint-Blaise
The road winds its way through delicate silvery landscapes: Saint-Blaise is like a shiny medal in a leafy setting.
The village offers fine colourful houses huddled around the church and a bell tower with a red-tile roof, renovated several times....



Mairie - 11 Place de l'Eglise - 06670 SAINT-BLAISE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 72 93
saint-paul-de-vence
Saint-Paul de Vence
Around Metropolitan area
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