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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

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
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
luceram
LUCÉRAM
Around Metropolitan area
Located 25 kilometres from Nice in the Paillon valley, this beautiful fortified medieval village towers above a verdant landscape.
Sights : Sainte-Marguerite Church, defensive tower and ramparts (14th century), seven Chapels, Museum of old tools and...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday all day,

Office de tourisme de Lucéram - 6 place Adrien Barralis - 06440 LUCÉRAM
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 79 46 50
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
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
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
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.:
breil-sur-roya
BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Around Metropolitan area
Known as "Olive Tree Country" with a significant amount of handicraft activity, Breil is a lively village offering numerous festivals including the famous "a Staccada", an historic reconstruction commemorating the abolition of the droit du...

Closed : Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 17 place Biancheri - 06540 BREIL-SUR-ROYA
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 99 76
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
la-roquette-sur-var
LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
La Roquette-sur-Var
Perched atop a peak in a superb mountain setting, the village of La Roquette-sur-Var offers a vast panorama from the Sea to the highest peaks in the Mercantour Park.
Along with its picturesque little streets, fountains and wash house, the village has...



Mairie - 15 place de la Libération - 06670 LA ROQUETTE-SUR-VAR
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 40 21
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
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
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
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
gourdon
GOURDON
Around Metropolitan area
Perched in an eyrie on top of a rocky outcrop, the village offers a panoramic view over more than 80 kilometres of coast between Théoule sur mer and Nice.
A medieval village ranked as one of the most beautiful in France. Only 10 km from the...



Office du Tourisme - 1 Place Victoria - 06620 GOURDON
Tel.: +33 (0)811 811 067
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
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
villeneuve-loubet
VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Around Metropolitan area
At the point where Loup meets Mardaric, the village of Villeneuve-Loubet stands on a hill whilst the new town and its houses stretch out to the Mediterranean.
Sights : the old village and its narrow paved streets, Saint-Marc Church, mural and old...

Closed : Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

Office de Tourisme - 16 av de la Mer - 06270 VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 02 66 16
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
saint-jean-cap-ferrat
SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
‘Calm, luxury and voluptuousness’: these words ideally describe this cape near Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
The old fishing village became a holiday haven in the early 20th century, with the arrival of wealthy foreign families, who built vast...



Bureau d'Information Touristique - 5 av. Denis Semeria - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 08 90