Contes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Contes: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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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!


... 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

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

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

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Contes): Aspremont, Bendejun, Berre-les-Alpes, Blausasc, Cantaron, Chateauneuf-Villevieille, Coaraze, Peillon, Touet-de-l'Escarene and Tourrette-Levens.

This page in French: Visitez Contes