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Contes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Contes in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Coaraze at 6 km from Contes

Visit Contes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 6 km and Peillon at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Contes, 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 Contes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


at 7 km (direction east)

Its remote location stops too many tourists reaching Peille but...

See Peille guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the...

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 10 km (direction south-east)

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval...

See La Turbie guide


at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square...

See Monaco guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Gorbio guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east)

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above...

See Sainte-Agnes guide


at 12 km (direction south)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide
The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Garden at 12 km (direction south-east)

Stunning exotic garden overlooking Monaco and the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique de Monaco guide


at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide
Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

at 12 km (direction south)

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa,...

See Villa Kérylos guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nice guide

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

Map of places to visit near Contes


Markets in and near Contes

  • Carros: market Saturday (10km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (12km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (12km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (21km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (21km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (30km)

More information about Contes, Provence

Tourist attractions near Contes, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (10km)
  • Saorge Monastery (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (38km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique (13km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (13km)
  • Palais Carnolès (16km)
  • La citronneraie (16km)
  • Serre de la Madone (16km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (22km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (30km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (36km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (36km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Gairaut (9km)
  • Tete de Chien (11km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (16km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (35km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (36km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (44km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (14km)
  • Parc Phœnix (18km)

Geography and distances

Contes is in the south-east of France at 13 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Contes is 678 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Contes

Canton: Contes

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Contes

from Nice (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 678 km

from Calais: 893 km

from Nice: 13 km

from Bordeaux: 638 km

from Strasbourg: 532 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 Contes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aspremont, Bendejun, Berre-les-Alpes, Blausasc, Cantaron, Chateauneuf-Villevieille, Coaraze, Peillon, Touet-de-l'Escarene and Tourrette-Levens.

This page in French: Visiter Contes

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