Fontan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontan: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 2 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontan, 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 Fontan 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 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

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

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

Fontan 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 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