Fontan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontan in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Saorge at 2 km from Fontan

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 2 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 8 km.

Fontan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction south)

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

See Saorge guide


at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Breil-sur-Roya guide
La Brigue

La Brigue

at 8 km (direction north-east)

La Brigue is a small, pleasant town to explore, and nearby visit the Sanctuary...

See La Brigue guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a very unspoiled and traditional mountain...

See Tende guide


at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Castellar is a small 15th century village in the hills above Menton with various...

See Castellar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Agnes guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peille guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorbio guide
Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

The basilica of Saint-Michael the archangel in Menton is a baroque style church built...

See Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of a hill near the Italian...

See Menton guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine to make Roquebrune-Cap-Martin one of...

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontan


Markets in and near Fontan

  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (8km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (9km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (26km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (37km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (38km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (39km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (41km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (47km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (47km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (50km)

More information about Fontan, Provence

Tourist attractions near Fontan, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (55km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (2km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Serre de la Madone (26km)
  • Palais Carnolès (26km)
  • La citronneraie (26km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (38km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (39km)
  • Jardin botanique (41km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Gelas (19km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (22km)
  • Tete de Chien (33km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (38km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (39km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (39km)
  • Parc Phœnix (46km)

Geography and distances

Fontan is in the south-east of France at 41 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Fontan is 671 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontan

Canton: Breil-sur-Roya

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Fontan

from Nice (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 671 km

from Calais: 883 km

from Nice: 40 km

from Bordeaux: 652 km

from Strasbourg: 510 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 Fontan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saorge.

This page in French: Visiter Fontan