Castellar tourism and travel guide

Photo of Castellar in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Castellar: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Castellar is a small 15th century village in the hills above Menton with various historic monuments to see

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Castellar. For detailed visitor information see the Castellar travel guide.

Castellar is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 22 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Castellar is 686 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Menton at 3 km and Gorbio at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Castellar, 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 Castellar 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 Castellar

Markets in and near Castellar

  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (3km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (15km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (17km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (19km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (29km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (32km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (32km)

More information about Castellar, Provence

Tourist attractions near Castellar, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (10km)
  • Saorge Monastery (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Palais Carnolès (3km)
  • La citronneraie (3km)
  • Serre de la Madone (3km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (18km)
  • Jardin botanique (22km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (36km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (39km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (46km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tete de Chien (11km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (20km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (29km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (37km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (39km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (19km)
  • Parc Phœnix (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Castellar

Canton: Menton-Est

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Castellar

from Nice (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 686 km

from Calais: 900 km

from Nice: 21 km

from Bordeaux: 652 km

from Strasbourg: 532 km

Getting here

Castellar 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 Castellar from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Castillon, Gorbio, Menton, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Sainte-Agnes.

This page in French: Visiter Castellar