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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

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
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
utelle
UTELLE
Utelle
Perched on a ridge at the confluence of the Var and Vésubie rivers at the top of a steep slope with olive trees, Utelle offers a fine Mediaeval complex.
Along the narrow stepped streets, visitors can discover old stone houses, decorated portals and...



Mairie - Hameau Saint-Jean la Rivière - 06450 UTELLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 17 01
lantosque
LANTOSQUE
Lantosque
Destroyed several times by earthquakes in previous centuries, this picturesque village on its promontory overlooks the Vésubie Valley.
A mountain village stretching in two groups of buildings on a promontory, it has a few older tall houses, broad...



Mairie - Place de la Mairie - 06450 LANTOSQUE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 00 02
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
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
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
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
gattieres
GATTIERES
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
la-tour-sur-tinee
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.:
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
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
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
roubion
ROUBION
Roubion
Roubion’s five hamlets are scattered amid meadows and forest between 1,335 and 1,920m above sea level.
The fortified village clings proudly to a cliff overlooking the valley from its ramparts. Its Mediaeval style, steep narrow streets and many old...



Hôtel de ville - 06420 ROUBION
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 02 10 30
venanson
VENANSON
Venanson
Perched on a rocky peak 1,164m above sea level, Venanson is a genuine belvedere overlooking the Vésubie Valley and a charming village with picturesque little streets and a fabulous panorama from the top of its cliff!
With its grandiose natural...



Mairie - 1 Place du Lavoir - 06450 VENANSON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 03 23 05
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
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
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
tournefort
TOURNEFORT
Tournefort
Tournefort was rebuilt with dispersed houses after the village was destroyed by the earthquake of 1887.
The old village can easily be reached by a trail with broad steps; the ruins of the castle overrun by vegetation are easily accessible thanks to...



Mairie - 63 Route de Massoins - 06420 TOURNEFORT
Tel.:
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