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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PEILLE
Around Metropolitan area
Peille has some outstanding natural treasures where delightful paths meander through thyme, lavender and other heady plants, allowing visitors to enjoy its climate, plant and animal life and outdoor activities.
Sights : the old fortified gate of...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Le point info tourisme communal - 15 rue Centrale - 06440 PEILLE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 82 14 40
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.:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
tourrette-levens
TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tourrette-Levens
The village offers an exceptional panorama towards the sea and mountains.
In the perched village of Tourrette-Levens, there prevails a striking Mediaeval atmosphere thanks to fine houses and the ramparts built of splendid white stone, as well as the...



Mairie de Tourrette-Levens - 70 place du Dr Paul Simon - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 00 16