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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

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
la-roquette-sur-var
LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
La Roquette-sur-Var
Perched atop a peak in a superb mountain setting, the village of La Roquette-sur-Var offers a vast panorama from the Sea to the highest peaks in the Mercantour Park.
Along with its picturesque little streets, fountains and wash house, the village has...



Mairie - 15 place de la Libération - 06670 LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 40 21
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
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 de Tourrette-Levens - 70 place du Dr Paul Simon - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 00 16
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
peillon
PEILLON
Around Metropolitan area
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
clans
CLANS
Clans
In the Tinée Valley, Clans is a little village with many treasures: fine stone houses, old wash houses and troughs, 16th-century flour mill, etc.
The spacious Place du Verger, with the shade of its plane trees and lime trees and fountains, is ideal...



Mairie- 1670 Route de la Tinée - 06420 CLANS
Tel.: +33(0)9 63 66 09 78
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
saint-sauveur-sur-tinee
SAINT-SAUVEUR-SUR-TINEE
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée
Huddled on a loop in the Tinée River, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée offers an enchanting atmosphere
Steep narrow streets, lovely round fountain, large covered wash house and, further on, a Baroque church with a painted façade and tall Romanesque church...



Mairie - Place de la mairie - 06420 SAINT-SAUVEUR-SUR-TINEE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 00 22
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
fontan
FONTAN
Around Metropolitan area
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
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
colomars
COLOMARS
Colomars
Composed of several hamlets — Les Cabanes, La Madone, La Sirole on the heights; La Manda in the Lower Var Valley — Colomars is a small recent residential village built on a ridge overlooking the Plaine du Var.
The commune is known as the land of...



Mairie de Colomars - 3 Rue Etienne Curti - 06670 COLOMARS
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 15 18 50
roquebrune-cap-martin
ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
Around Metropolitan area
From the sea's edge to its hilltop village, Roquebrune Cap Martin's history is everywhere, bringing joy to lovers of old stone, architecture enthusiasts or those nostalgic for the Roaring Twenties.
Guided tour of the mediaeval village and castle Walk...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 218 av Aristide Briand - 06190 ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 62 87
saint-martin-du-var
SAINT-MARTIN-DU-VAR
Saint-Martin-du-Var
Located at the confluence of the valleys Var, Estéron, Vésubie and Tinée, Saint-Martin-du-Var became a separate commune quite recently, built on land obtained by damming up the east bank of the Var River, starting in the mid-19th century.
Today,...



Mairie - Place Alexis Maiffredi - 06670 SAINT-MARTIN-DU-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 08 21 50
saint-andre-de-la-roche
SAINT-ANDRE DE LA ROCHE
Saint-André-de-la-Roche
Saint-André is a small town adjoining Nice. Its territory extends to the neighbouring hills of Rimiez and L’Abadie.
It is made up of several discreet hamlets nestled in the woods. The Banquière River, a tributary of the Paillon which flows into...



Mairie - 21 bd du 8 mai 1945 - 06730 SAINT-ANDRÉ DE LA ROCHE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 71 00
gilette
GILETTE
Gilette
The village of Gilette is perched 400m above sea level overlooking the confluence of the Var and Estéron Rivers.
The narrow streets lead to the castle ruins and a unique panorama over the valleys and mountains. Its stepped streets, vaulted...

Closed : Monday all day, Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Mairie - 1 Place du docteur René Morani - 06830 GILETTE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 57 19
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
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
biot
BIOT
Around Metropolitan area
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