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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

villeneuve-loubet
VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Around Metropolitan area
At the point where Loup meets Mardaric, the village of Villeneuve-Loubet stands on a hill whilst the new town and its houses stretch out to the Mediterranean.
Sights : the old village and its narrow paved streets, Saint-Marc Church, mural and old...

Closed : Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 16 av de la Mer - 06270 VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 02 66 16
principaute-de-monaco
PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Around Metropolitan area
The Principality, whose history has been linked for more than 700 years with the Grimaldi Family, is easily accessed from the whole world and offers a wide range of activities.
Sights : on the Rock - Princes’ Palace and changing of the guard,...



Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès - 2 A bd des Moulins - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 16 61 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
saint-dalmas-le-selvage
SAINT-DALMAS LE SELVAGE
Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage
Near where the Tinée River takes its source, the village is huddled at the foot of a majestic cirque of towering mountains and vertiginous grey cliffs.
Strolling through the narrow paved streets offers a chance to admire the many sundials and dark...



Mairie - 06660 SAINT-DALMAS-LE-SELVAGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 46 40
antibes--juan-les-pins
ANTIBES - JUAN-LES-PINS
Around Metropolitan area
As the Côte d’Azur's flagship resort, this town comfortably mixes tradition, thanks to its historic heritage, with innovation. It is Europe's first science and technology park.
Sights : Port Vauban, the old town, its narrow streets and flower...



Office de Tourisme et des Congrès - 60 chemin des Sables - 06160 JUAN LES PINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 22 10 60 01
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
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.:
sainte-agnes
SAINTE-AGNÈS
Around Metropolitan area
The highest coastal village in Europe, 780m above sea level.
Sights : the Maginot fort, Notre-Dame des Neiges Church, mediaeval Saint-Sébastien Chapel, ruins of the mediaeval castle and the garden, “Espace, Culture & Tradition” Museum.



Mairie de Sainte-Agnès - 102 Place Saint Jean - 06500 SAINTE-AGNÈS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 84 58
grasse
GRASSE
Around Metropolitan area
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
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
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
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
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
bairols
BAIROLS
Bairols
A Mediaeval village nestled in a spectacular setting, Bairols is built on a ridge 830m above sea level overlooking the Tinée Valley.
This is a ‘village of millennial stones’ with cool narrow streets, vaults, covered passageways and vertiginous...



Mairie - Place Hotel De Ville - 06420 BAIROLS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 90 46