Carros tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carros in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Vence at 9 km from Carros

Visit Carros: highlights and tourist information

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Carros 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 Carros in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vence at 9 km and Nice at 11 km.

Carros, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vence guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nice guide


at 11 km (direction 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
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 13 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


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

If you visit the resort and beaches of Cagnes-sur-Mer be sure to also explore...

See Cagnes-sur-Mer guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide
Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa, with mosaics and frescoes, built...

See Villa Kérylos guide
Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

Villa Ephrussi is an beautiful villa with views across the Riviera, impressive architecture and...

See Villa Ephrussi guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Eze guide


at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Peillon guide

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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

What to do at Carros? 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)
  • Serre de la Madone (25km)
  • Palais Carnolès (25km)
  • La citronneraie (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

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

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

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