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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

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
mougins
MOUGINS
Just 15 minutes away from Cannes, this superb medieval village stands magnificently between pine, olive and cypress trees.
From the moment you arrive in the village you will succumb to the charm of its little streets carefully decorated with flowers...



Office de Tourisme - 39 Place des Patriotes - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 92 14 00
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
cannes
CANNES
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
coaraze
COARAZE
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
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
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
la-colle-sur-loup
LA COLLE-SUR-LOUP
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
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
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
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
vence
VENCE
Vence
At the foot of the Alpine Arc, Vence offers all the authentic charm of its historic city and natural setting.
The centre of the old town has changed little over the centuries: narrow streets with Mediaeval and Renaissance houses, large and small...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Villa Alexandrine - Place Grand Jardin - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 06 38
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
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
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
antibes--juan-les-pins
ANTIBES - JUAN-LES-PINS
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
breil-sur-roya
BREIL-SUR-ROYA
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
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
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
saint-laurent-du-var
SAINT-LAURENT-DU-VAR
Saint Laurent du var
Saint-Laurent-du-Var offers visitors the charm of an authentic village and the excitement of a listed Tourist Resort (Station classée de tourisme), resolutely turned towards the Mediterranean Sea and its fun.
From Esplanade des Goélands to...



Mairie de Saint-Laurent-du-Var - 222 Esplanade du Levant - 06700 SAINT-LAURENT-DU-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 31 31 21