Carros tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carros in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Carros: highlights and tourist information

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Carros is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 12 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Carros is 675 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vence at 9 km and Nice at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carros, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Carros

Markets in and near Carros

Market days in Carros: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Carros: market Saturday (0km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (13km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (14km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (14km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (22km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (24km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (25km)

More information about Carros, Provence

Tourist attractions near Carros, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carros.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (17km)
  • Saorge Monastery (37km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (30km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (53km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique (11km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (12km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (15km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (24km)
  • La citronneraie (25km)
  • Serre de la Madone (25km)
  • Palais Carnolès (25km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (26km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (35km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (6km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (8km)
  • Tete de Chien (18km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (34km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (40km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (13km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (15km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carros

Canton: Carros

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Carros

from Nice (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 675 km

from Calais: 892 km

from Nice: 11 km

from Bordeaux: 629 km

from Strasbourg: 535 km

Getting here

Carros is in the south-east of France. 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 Carros from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aspremont, Bouyon, Castagniers, Colomars, Gattieres, La Roquette-sur-Var, Le Broc, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Saint-Martin-du-Var.

This page in French: Visiter Carros