Clans tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coaraze at 19 km from Clans

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 19 km and Mercantour National Park at 20 km.

Clans, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian border, includes the...

See Mercantour National Park guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peille guide


at 30 km (direction east)

One of the most impressive towns in the Upper Roya valley, Breil-sur-Roya has several...

See Breil-sur-Roya guide


at 30 km (direction south)

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

See Vence guide


at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 32 km (direction east)

The village of Saorge is spread along a high ridge, with dramatic views to...

See Saorge guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 33 km (direction south)

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 33 km (direction east-south-east)

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above sea-level and close...

See Sainte-Agnes guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

You should visit the quiet village of Gorbio as much for the scenery as...

See Gorbio guide

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Map of places to visit near Clans


Markets in and near Clans

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (21km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (24km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (30km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (35km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (35km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (36km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (37km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (37km)

More information about Clans, Provence

Tourist attractions near Clans, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (32km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (12km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (24km)
  • Jardin botanique (34km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (36km)
  • Serre de la Madone (38km)
  • Palais Carnolès (38km)
  • La citronneraie (38km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Caires de Cougourde (22km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (23km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (24km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (27km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (30km)
  • Tete de Chien (36km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (44km)
  • Lac d'Allos (44km)
  • Col de la Bonette (46km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (46km)
  • Col d'Allos (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (37km)
  • Parc Phœnix (37km)

Geography and distances

Clans is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Clans is 653 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clans

Canton: Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Clans

from Nice (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 653 km

from Calais: 869 km

from Nice: 34 km

from Bordeaux: 620 km

from Strasbourg: 512 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 Clans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bairols, Ilonse, La Tour, Marie, Massoins and Tournefort.

This page in French: Visiter Clans