Surrounding Nice, France
A list of day-trip distance places from Nice, France. Distances [km] from the center of Nice, via the A8 autoroute for most of the destinations. The coastal roads are prettier, and sometimes shorter, but much slower with summer traffic. The two "far" places on our list, Entrevaux and Fréjus, are an hour's drive from Nice. Our photo (above) is of the perched village of Gorbio in the hills north of Nice.
Antibes [22 km] Greek, Roman seaside town popular for beaches, shopping, Picasso museum, Port Vauban yachts.
Auribeau-sur-Siagne [42 km] Ivy-covered perched village at the Gorges de la Siagne, west of Grasse.
Le Bar-sur-Loup [31 km] A one-walled village perched overlooking the Loup river valley; lovingly restored with old houses around 13th-c chàteau and church.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer [10 km] A seaside resort town with shops, shady sidewalks and Casino, as well as beaches and yacht basins.
Biot [27 km] A picturesque and popular medieval village on a hilltop between Antibes and Nice; natural charm and a feeling of antiquity, and active year-round.
Cannes [33 km] Star of the French Riviera, Film Festival, beaches, grand hotels, classy shopping, Le Croisette seaside walk.
Entrevaux [70 km] A wonderful medieval village guarding a narrow pass, a draw-bridge entrance, walled walkway up to a 17th-c citadel.
Eze [13 km] Fortified medieval village perched overlooking the Mediterranean, 12th-c fortified castle ruins, exotic gardens and a part with seaside beaches.
Fréjus [65 km] Mediterranean port town from Roman times, with shops, pedestrian streets, dining and hotels, nice stone cathedral, and large Roman aqueduct.
Gorbio [34 km] A lovely little medieval perched village hidden in the hills just inland from the Mediterranean coast.
Gourdon [41 km] One of the most picturesque of all the perched villages, with a château originated as a Saracen fortress in the 9th-12th centuries A "Plus Beaux Villages de France".
Grasse [43 km] World perfume capital with shops, old town, 20 km from Cannes beaches, on Route Napoleon to the back country.
Menton [30 km] A large and dynamic seaside town, full of old buildings, beautifully restored.
Mougins [32 km] A pretty little perched Medieval village, with a collection of gourmet restaurants and art galleries.
Nice [0 km] A large French Riviera town, with shopping, museums, Roman ruins, beaches and night life, and the famous Promenade des Anglais.
Opio [37 km] A very tiny village perched on a low hill overlooking the golf courses and farmlands on the plains east of Grasse.
Peillon [20 km]
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin [27 km] Medieval village perched high over the Mediterranean between Monaco and Menton; its 10th-c chateau-fort seems to grow massively from the rocks.
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat [11 km] Luxury Riviera village and peninsula beside Nice, with beaches, seaside walks, fine dining, Rothschild museum.
Sainte Agnès [29 km] A little village perched on the flank of a mountain, high above the Mediterranean north of Menton. A "Plus Beaux Villages de France".
Tourrettes-sur-Loup [28 km] Medieval fortified village perched in the hills with a view of the Mediterranean, narrow streets, arched passages and many artists and crafts shops.
Valbonne [31 km] Ancient village with 12th-c monastery and high-tech industry; rectangular street blocks of Roman design; markets, cafes, dining and relaxing.
Vence [23 km] "City of Art", is a lovely town sitting in the fresh air of the hills only a few km from Nice and Antibes.
Villefranche-sur-Mer [8 km] Riviera seaside resort town, medieval vaulted passages, red tile roofs, flea markets, fishermen's festival, beaches, medieval old town.