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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

falicon
FALICON
Falicon
Surrounded by terraced slopes with olive and fig trees, this Mediaeval village has preserved all the charm of the perched villages of yore.
Behind its rampart wall, with fortified gates, narrow winding streets and paved little squares, Falicon also...



Mairie de Falicon - 3 place Marcel Eusébi - 06950 FALICON
Tel.:
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
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
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
isola-isola-2000
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
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
mougins
MOUGINS
Around Metropolitan area
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
colomars
COLOMARS
Colomars
Composed of several hamlets — Les Cabanes, La Madone, La Sirole on the heights; La Manda in the Lower Var Valley — Colomars is a small recent residential village built on a ridge overlooking the Plaine du Var.
The commune is known as the land of...



Mairie de Colomars - 3 Rue Etienne Curti - 06670 COLOMARS
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 15 18 50
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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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