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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

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
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
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
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ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
Around Metropolitan area
From the sea's edge to its hilltop village, Roquebrune Cap Martin's history is everywhere, bringing joy to lovers of old stone, architecture enthusiasts or those nostalgic for the Roaring Twenties.
Guided tour of the mediaeval village and castle Walk...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 218 av Aristide Briand - 06190 ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 62 87
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
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
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
valdeblore-la-colmiane
VALDEBLORE / LA COLMIANE
Valdeblore
In the Mercantour National Park, Valdeblore is a pastoral community made up of several mountain villages over 1,000m above sea level:
La Bolline, La Roche, Saint-Dalmas, as well as the hamlet of Mollières (1,600m above sea level) and La Colmiane ski...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - la Colmiane - 06420 VALDEBLORE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 23 25 90
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
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
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
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-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
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-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
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
saint-tropez
SAINT-TROPEZ
Around Metropolitan area
Having become an international tourist capital over the last fifty years, this town, with its pretty alleys, stands out particularly for its festivals and its lively night-life.
Sights : the village, its picturesque narrow streets and Provençal...



Office du Tourisme - Quai Jean-Jaurès - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)892 68 48 28
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
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.: