Duranus tourism and travel guide

Photo of Duranus in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Coaraze at 4 km from Duranus

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 4 km and Sospel cathedral at 15 km.

Duranus, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peille guide


at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Sospel guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gorbio guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 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
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 20 km (direction south-east)

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval times, or earlier, around the...

See La Turbie guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Eze guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Monaco guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide


at 21 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 21 km (direction south)

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

See Nice guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide

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Map of places to visit near Duranus


Markets in and near Duranus

  • Carros: market Saturday (13km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (21km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (22km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (22km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (24km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (25km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (27km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Duranus, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (20km)
  • Saorge Monastery (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (21km)
  • Jardin botanique (21km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (23km)
  • Serre de la Madone (23km)
  • Palais Carnolès (23km)
  • La citronneraie (23km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (26km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (37km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (37km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Gairaut (17km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (19km)
  • Tete de Chien (21km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (27km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (28km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (35km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (45km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (58km)
  • Lac d'Allos (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (23km)
  • Parc Phœnix (25km)

Geography and distances

Duranus is in the south-east of France at 22 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Duranus is 668 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Duranus

Canton: Levens

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Duranus

from Nice (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 668 km

from Calais: 883 km

from Nice: 21 km

from Bordeaux: 631 km

from Strasbourg: 523 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 Duranus from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonson, Coaraze, Levens and Utelle.

This page in French: Visiter Duranus