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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

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
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
la-trinite
La Trinité
La Trinité
Built along the Paillon valley, this small town is located just a few kilometres from Nice.
Nearby, Notre-Dame de Laghet is the most remarkable monument in its territory, built in the 17th century following several miracles reported in the vicinity....



Mairie - 19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06340 LA TRINITÉ
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 27 64 00
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-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
la-bollene-vesubie
La Bollène-Vésubie
La Bollène-Vésubie
On the Route des Grandes Alpes, which reaches the Bévéra Valley over Col de Turini, La Bollène-Vésubie is a very old village built on the slope of a mountain promontory.
With its splendid oval layout girdled by the road, it is made up narrow...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Place du Général de Gaulle - 06450 LA BOLLÈNE-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 60 54
Peille
Around Metropolitan area
Peille has some outstanding natural treasures where delightful paths meander through thyme, lavender and other heady plants, allowing visitors to enjoy its climate, plant and animal life and outdoor activities.
Sights : the old fortified gate of...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Le point info tourisme communal - 15 rue Centrale - 06440 PEILLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 82 14 40
gattieres
Gattières
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
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
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. Its...



Mairie - 11 Place de l'Eglise - 06670 SAINT-BLAISE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 72 93
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
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
cagnes-sur-mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Ideally located between Nice and Cannes, the city draws its charm from the Mediaeval village of Haut-de-Cagnes whose Château-Musée Grimaldi dominates the city and where many artists and personalities, including Renoir, have stayed.
Thanks, in...



Mairie de Cagnes-sur-Mer - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 20 61 64
principaute-de-monaco
Principauté 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
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-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
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
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
l-escarene
l'Escarène
Around Metropolitan area
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
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