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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

sospel
SOSPEL
Around Metropolitan area
Right in the heart of the Bévara valley, to the south of the Mercantour National Park and very close to the Italian border, Sospel is a peaceful village whose population triples in summer.
Sights : the mediaeval town, trompe-l’oeil façades,...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 1 place Saint-Pierre - 06380 SOSPEL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 15 80
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-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
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
levens
LEVENS
Levens
An old fortified Mediaeval village perched on a rocky spur 600m above sea level, Levens can be visited by following the sloping streets lined with houses built in local stone, under porches and covered passageways.
Near the village, the Grand Pré...



Place V. Masseglia - Maison du Portal - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)9 62 66 85 84
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
aspremont
ASPREMONT
Aspremont
The perched village of Aspremont overlooks the Plaine du Var. Its houses are arranged in concentric circles around its fine Gothic church.
An invigorating climb to visit the village brings its rewards: narrow paved streets, vaulted passageways,...



Mairie - 21 Av Caravadossi - 06790 ASPREMONT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 00 01
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
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
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
saint-tropez
SAINT-TROPEZ
Around Metropolitan area
Having become an international tourist capital over the last fifty years, this town, with its pretty alleys, stands out particularly for its festivals and its lively night-life.
Sights : the village, its picturesque narrow streets and Provençal...



Office du Tourisme - Quai Jean-Jaurès - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)892 68 48 28
breil-sur-roya
BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Around Metropolitan area
Known as "Olive Tree Country" with a significant amount of handicraft activity, Breil is a lively village offering numerous festivals including the famous "a Staccada", an historic reconstruction commemorating the abolition of the droit du...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 17 place Biancheri - 06540 BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 99 76
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
cannes
CANNES
Around Metropolitan area
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
tournefort
TOURNEFORT
Tournefort
Tournefort was rebuilt with dispersed houses after the village was destroyed by the earthquake of 1887.
The old village can easily be reached by a trail with broad steps; the ruins of the castle overrun by vegetation are easily accessible thanks to...



Mairie - 63 Route de Massoins - 06420 TOURNEFORT
Tel.:
castagniers
CASTAGNIERS
Castagniers
Castagniers, a lovely recent perched village in the hills amid generous Mediterranean vegetation, offers a splendid open view on the Lower Var Valley (Plaine du Var).
Founded ca. 1870, the village is dominated by Mont-Cima, towering 879m above sea...



Mairie - 1 place de la Mairie - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 05 11
luceram
LUCÉRAM
Around Metropolitan area
Located 25 kilometres from Nice in the Paillon valley, this beautiful fortified medieval village towers above a verdant landscape.
Sights : Sainte-Marguerite Church, defensive tower and ramparts (14th century), seven Chapels, Museum of old tools and...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de tourisme de Lucéram - 6 place Adrien Barralis - 06440 LUCÉRAM
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 46 50
belvedere
BELVÉDÈRE
Belvédère
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
roubion
ROUBION
Roubion
Roubion’s five hamlets are scattered amid meadows and forest between 1,335 and 1,920m above sea level.
The fortified village clings proudly to a cliff overlooking the valley from its ramparts. Its Mediaeval style, steep narrow streets and many old...



Hôtel de ville - 06420 ROUBION
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 10 30