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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

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
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Isola / Isola 2000
Isola
Isola is a picturesque Mediaeval village located 870m above sea level at the confluence of the Tinée River and Castiglione stream, offering calm and serenity.
Its historic heritage and local culture make it the pride of its inhabitants. Its many...



Immeuble le Pelevos - Station Isola 2000 - 06420 ISOLA
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 15 15
tende
Tende
Around Metropolitan area
A border town with Italy, part of the Mercantour National Park and located at the entrance to the Merveilles Valley, this village, which was Italian for a long time, combines alpine and Mediterranean influences.
Sights : the mediaeval town and its...



Office de Tourisme Tende Vallée des Merveilles - 1 place de Gaulle - 06430 TENDE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 93 04 73 71
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
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La Tour-sur-Tinée
La Tour-sur-Tinée
Built on a ridge overlooking the Tinée Valley, surrounded by peaks and wooded slopes, La Tour-sur-Tinée boasts a superb panorama and natural setting.
The village has preserved its Mediaeval configuration with paved streets and square lined with...



Mairie - Agence Postale - 06420 LA TOUR-SUR-TINÉE
Tel.:
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
peillon
Peillon
Around Metropolitan area
This fortified medieval village is pitched against a cliff and towers over the valley from Paillon to l'Escarène.
Sights : White Penitents’ Chapel (1495), Saint-Sauveur de la Transfiguration Church, ruins of the fortress at the highest point in the...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Syndicat d'Initiative - 4 Carriera Centrale - 06440 PEILLON VILLAGE
Tel.: +33(0)6 24 97 42 25
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
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
beaulieu-sur-mer
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Between Monaco and Nice, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is where the sea and mountain rub shoulders.
With its exceptional architectural and botanical heritage and well-preserved shoreline with Mediterranean and exotic plants, Beaulieu-sur-Mer fully expresses the...



Mairie - 3 bd du Maréchal Leclerc - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 02 21
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
saint-etienne-de-tinee
Saint-Etienne de Tinée / Auron
Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée
A major crossroads in the heart of the Mercantour National Park, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée aims to be an authentic cultural centre, surrounded by mountains towering over 3,000m above sea level.
The village offers a range of colours and an amazing...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - Rue des communes de France - 06660 SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-TINÉE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 41 96
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
biot
Biot
Around Metropolitan area
Located in the heart of the French Riviera between Nice and Antibes, at 5 minutes from the sea, Biot is a real treasure trove.
The village has a real identity inherited from a past rich in historic events. It has an exceptional cultural and artistic...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 4 chemin Neuf - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 78 00
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
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
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
le-broc
Le Broc
Le Broc
Perched on a promontory overlooking the confluence of the Var and Estéron valleys, Le Broc is dominated by Montagne du Chiers.
The village offers its charming narrow streets lined with old stone houses grouped around a picturesque arcaded square....



Mairie - 1 place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06510 LE BROC
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 08 27 30
ilonse
Ilonse
Ilonse
Isola is a picturesque Mediaeval village located 870m above sea level at the confluence of the Tinée River and Castiglione stream, offering calm and serenity.
It is built in tiers, with a splendid covered wash house with columns, superb stone...



Mairie - Place Serret - 06420 ILONSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 03 49
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