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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

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
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
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
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
la-gaude
LA GAUDE
La Gaude
Under the Baous mountains, La Gaude is a pleasant residential village brimming with Provençal charm. It enchanted Provençal writer Marcel Pagnol, who lived there for 30 years.
The village stretches on a ridge, with its carefully renovated houses...



Mairie - 6 rue Louis Michel Féraud - 06610 LA GAUDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 59 41 52
saorge
SAORGE
Around Metropolitan area
With its location, structure and monuments, Saorge is, in miniature, a captivating example of medieval town planning. A former reputedly impenetrable fortified town closing off the Roya Valley, Saorge is classified as a Monumental Village.
Sights :...



Mairie - Av Docteur Joseph Davéo - 06540 SAORGE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 51 23
roquebilliere
ROQUEBILLIÈRE
Roquebillière
Roquebillière is huddled near the river in the heart of the Vésubie valley, 600m above sea level.
At the gateway to the Mercantour National Park, It’s a privileged site for a stay in the fresh air! Throughout the year, events and events enliven...



Mairie - Av Corniglion Molinier - 06450 ROQUEBILLIÈRE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 51 60
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
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
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
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
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
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
gourdon
GOURDON
Around Metropolitan area
Perched in an eyrie on top of a rocky outcrop, the village offers a panoramic view over more than 80 kilometres of coast between Théoule sur mer and Nice.
A medieval village ranked as one of the most beautiful in France. Only 10 km from the...



Office du Tourisme - 1 Place Victoria - 06620 GOURDON
Tel.: +33 (0)811 811 067
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
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
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
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
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