Bonson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coaraze at 9 km from Bonson

Visit Bonson: highlights and tourist information

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Bonson is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bonson in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 9 km and Vence at 17 km.

Bonson, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east)

Coaraze is one of several picturesque villages in the mountains north of Nice that...

See Coaraze guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

After exploring the walled historic centre of Vence you can take a stroll to...

See Vence guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the stunning views...

See Peillon guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Its remote location stops too many tourists reaching Peille but make the effort and...

See Peille guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

One of the largest towns in France, Nice is also the most visited resort...

See Nice guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such...

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum...

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the whole of France, with exceptional...

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 20 km (direction south-east)

The Exotic Garden of Eze is a beautiful garden overlooking the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction east)

The cathedral in Sospel is an impressive example of baroque architecture in a small...

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

One of the more low-key riviera resorts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a pleasant place to take...

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide


at 21 km (direction east)

Between Menton and the mountains, the river and fortified bridge are a very scenic...

See Sospel guide

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Map of places to visit near Bonson


Markets in and near Bonson

  • Carros: market Saturday (8km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (20km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (21km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (22km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (25km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (27km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (27km)

More information about Bonson, Provence

Tourist attractions near Bonson, France

What to do at Bonson? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bonson.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (21km)
  • Saorge Monastery (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (14km)
  • Jardin botanique (19km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (22km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (27km)
  • La citronneraie (27km)
  • Serre de la Madone (27km)
  • Palais Carnolès (27km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (31km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (32km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (13km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (15km)
  • Tete de Chien (23km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (33km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (33km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (38km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (38km)
  • Lac d'Allos (56km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (22km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (56km)

Geography and distances

Bonson is in the south-east of France at 20 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Bonson is 668 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bonson

Canton: Roquesteron

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Bonson

from Nice (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 668 km

from Calais: 884 km

from Nice: 19 km

from Bordeaux: 626 km

from Strasbourg: 527 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Bonson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouyon, Duranus, Gilette, La Roquette-sur-Var, Levens, Revest-les-Roches, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Martin-du-Var, Toudon and Tourette-du-Chateau.

This page in French: Visiter Bonson