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Excursions outside Nice

The French Riviera and the Alpine foothills above the city, offer innumerable opportunities for creating unique, or even outstanding events: dedicated trails, each leading to an individualised and unfamiliar product which makes an unforgettable impression on you.

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Coastal Area

The natural splendors of the coastline combine with the riches of its heritage ... From time immemorial, its brightness and its dazzling beauty have inspired the greatest masters in fields as varied as architecture, painting, music or cinema. The unspoiled shoreline is turned towards the Mediterranean and its pleasures: creeks and sea-beds rhyme with sailing, water skiing or scuba diving. The cities that dot it are in effervescence day and night: gastronomy, shopping, culture, events, everything is there!

 

Sights
Beaulieu, Villa Kérylos, a striking evocation of a sumptuous Ancient Greek home ; Sancta Mari de Olivo Chapel, the port, Luxury shops and Casino
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild and its theme gardens, the port, Villa Santo Sospir decorated by Jean Cocteau, the giant bronze statue of the Virgin Mary,
Cap d'Ail, coastal trails, Belle-Epoque villas, gardens and beaches
Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Bay, 16th century Citadel with the Volti Museum, the port with brightly façades, St Pierre Chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau, Rue Obscure
Eze village, medieval village perched high above the Mediterranean Sea, exotic garden, perfumeries, craft shops
Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cros-de-Cagnes picturesque little fishing port, Haut-de-cagnes Medieval village, Renoir museum, the outdoor shopping centre “Polygone Riviera”, the Hippodrome of the Cote d’Azur
Saint-Laurent-du-Var, the old town, coastal walkway reserved for pedestrians and lined with restaurants, pubs and clubs.

Exotic Garden Eze Village
Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild St Jean Cap Ferrat
Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer

The Mid-Country

Not far from the shores of the Mediterranean, this area offers a haven of calm, freshness and serenity.

The villages, nestled in lush greenery or clinging to the cliff like eagle nests, invite the visitor to stroll through their charming streets. He will discover a preserved heritage: old oil mills, facades, fountains, wash houses, and, at the turn of a chapel ... a panoramic view of the valleys, the sea or the mountains.

This unique setting, bathed in sunshine that exalts the colors, has seduced the greatest artists ... Following in their footsteps, in search of the works left in inheritance, will enchant art lovers.The surrounding countryside is the true paradise for sportsmen who will take hiking or biking trails, or cool off in the gorges for a canyoning descent. 

 

Sights
Carros, a listed Picturesque Site in the Alpes-Maritimes depatement. Its 12th century castle
Falicon, Mediaeval village. Fortified gates, narrow winding streets and paved little squares
Gilette, perched village 400m above sea level. Unique panoram over the valleys and mountains. Castle ruins, museum of ancient crafts "Lou Ferouil"
Vence, Mediaeval village and Renaissance houses. Shops, galleries, Chapelle du Rosaire decorated by Henri Matisse
Saint-Jeannet, Nestled at the foot of an immense cliff, the Baou of Saint-Jeannet, autentich Mediaeval village, vineyards
Tourrette-Levens, Perched village with Mediaeval atmosphere, Tower of the old castle, free of charge museums

Vence
Carros Village
Saint-Jeannet

The High Land

Citadel of the metropolitan area with its mountain massif culminating at 3,143 meters, nature has carved, over the centuries, grandiose landscapes. Villages, built on the rock or unfolding harmoniously in the valleys, offer the authenticity of a jealously guarded heritage. In summer, it is a privileged site for an active outdoor holiday, famous for the beauty of its lakes, forests, summits, clues ... In winter, it is a paradise for board sports with its ski resorts offering snow and sunshine ... Quite simply, this haven of calm and freshness delivers a privileged site for a stay in the fresh air in a setting of magnificent mountains!

 
Sights
La Tour-sur Tinée, its chapels, its old mills, its panoramas
La Bollène-Vésubie, On the Route des Grandes Alpes, old village construit built on the slope of a mountain promontory. valleys, gorges, vacheries (cow sheds)
Clans, little village with any treasures: fine stone houses, old wash houses and troughs, 16th-century four mill... Collegiale churche in the centre of the village; Saint-Jean Chapel entirely decorated by the artist Moya
Isola, located 870m above the sea level, Mediaeval village, its  many painted trompe-l'oeil façades, chapels,  Aquavalley fitness centre, Lac des Neiges
Roquebillière, located 600m above the sea level, at the gateway toe the Mercantour National Park. Village. its health resort Berthemont-Les-Bains). Its  leisure center: park, fishing area, ecological bathing, local products.
Roubion,  mediaeval village above 1 335m and 1920m above the sea level. Ramparts, community oven, sundials, dovecotes, old barns
Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée, in the heart of the Mercantour national park, pastel façades, fountains, sundials, chapels, murals and museums.
Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Dubbed "La Suisse Niçoise - Nice's Little Switzerland". Parc Alpha, le Temps du Loup and Vésubia Mountain Park.
Clans
Isola
La Bollène Vésubie