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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

belvedere
BELVÉDÈRE
Belvedère
A perched village in the Vésubie Valley, Belvédère is a ‘must’ for mountaineers heading for the famous Gordolasque Valley.
The heart of the village has lost none of its old-fashioned charm: narrow streets, little squares, tall alpine...



51 rue Victor Maurel - 06450 BELVÉDÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 66
saint-jean-cap-ferrat
SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
‘Calm, luxury and voluptuousness’: these words ideally describe this cape near Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
The old fishing village became a holiday haven in the early 20th century, with the arrival of wealthy foreign families, who built vast...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - 5 av. Denis Semeria - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 08 90
beaulieu-sur-mer
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Beaulieu sur Mer
Between Monaco and Nice, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is where the sea and mountain rub shoulders.
With its exceptional architectural and botanical heritage and well-preserved shoreline with Mediterranean and exotic plants, Beaulieu-sur-Mer fully expresses the...



Mairie - 3 bd du Maréchal Leclerc - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
falicon
FALICON
Falicon
Surrounded by terraced slopes with olive and fig trees, this Mediaeval village has preserved all the charm of the perched villages of yore.
Behind its rampart wall, with fortified gates, narrow winding streets and paved little squares, Falicon also...



Mairie de Falicon - 3 place Marcel Eusébi - 06950 FALICON
Tel.:
cap-d-ail
CAP D'AIL
Cap d'Ail
At the gateway to the Principality of Monaco, the town enjoys a privileged location between the sea and mountains.
Cap d’Ail boasts villas with their splendid late 19th-century architecture and is a listed Tourist Resort (Station classée de...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - 87 bis av du 3 Septembre - 06320 CAP D'AIL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 78 02 33
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
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
ilonse
ILONSE
Ilonse
Isola is a picturesque Mediaeval village located 870m above sea level at the confluence of the Tinée River and Castiglione stream, offering calm and serenity.
It is built in tiers, with a splendid covered wash house with columns, superb stone...



Mairie - Place Serret - 06420 ILONSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 49
saint-martin-vesubie
SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Saint Martin Vésubie
Saint-Martin-Vésubie is nestled, 975m above sea level, at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park amid 3,600 hectares of forest.
Dubbed La Suisse Niçoise (‘Nice’s Little Switzerland’), this Mediaeval village also features various fine...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 21 28
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
biot
BIOT
Located in the heart of the French Riviera between Nice and Antibes, at 5 minutes from the sea, Biot is a real treasure trove.
The village has a real identity inherited from a past rich in historic events. It has an exceptional cultural and artistic...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 4 chemin Neuf - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 78 00
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.
At the heart of a wilderness, the two hamlets of Berghe...

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

Mairie - 3 av Théophile Bottone - 06540 FONTAN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 50 01
carros
CARROS
Carros
Perched 400m above sea level, the village, a listed Picturesque Site in the Alpes-Maritimes département, is huddled around its 12th-century castle and has preserved its traditional Mediaeval architecture.
Its privileged position offers visitors a...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - 2 Carriero Fernand Barbary - Villa Fernand Barbary - 06510 CARROS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 72 59
gattieres
GATTIERES
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
duranus
DURANUS
Duranus
Reached along a surprising mountain road, Duranus is built directly on limestone formations overlooking the Vésubie Valley, with houses scattered on the slopes in the heart of pristine nature with oak and olive trees.
It is also surrounded by small...



Mairie de Duranus - 5 route de la Mairie - 06670 DURANUS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 15 63
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
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
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
roure
ROURE
Roure
Facing due South, Roure enjoys an appealing climate, protected from the prevailing winds. The houses, built of purple stone with their agro-pastoral architecture, are characteristic of the valley.
Roure’s Marcel Kroenlein Arboretum features...



Mairie - Place André Ségur - 06420 ROURE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 00 70
bonson
BONSON
Bonson
Clinging to a promontory on Mont-Vial overlooking the Var and Estéron valleys, Bonson stands 480m above sea level.
A perched village typical of the hinterland of Nice, it stretches along a ridge, which offers vertiginous vistas, and has preserved...



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