Gilette tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gilette in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Coaraze at 11 km from Gilette

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 11 km and Vence at 15 km.

Gilette, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

After exploring the walled historic centre of Vence you can take a stroll to...

See Vence guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such...

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum...

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nice guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Peille guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south)

If you visit the resort and beaches of Cagnes-sur-Mer be sure to also explore...

See Cagnes-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by the many...

See Gourdon guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 21 km (direction east-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 south-east)

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

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Gilette


Markets in and near Gilette

  • Carros: market Saturday (7km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (20km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (20km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (21km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (21km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (24km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (26km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (29km)

More information about Gilette, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gilette, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (26km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (22km)
  • Saorge Monastery (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (11km)
  • Jardin botanique (18km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (21km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (28km)
  • Serre de la Madone (28km)
  • Palais Carnolès (28km)
  • La citronneraie (28km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (28km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (30km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (11km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (15km)
  • Tete de Chien (23km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (35km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (35km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (36km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (39km)
  • Lac d'Allos (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (21km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (54km)

Geography and distances

Gilette is in the south-east of France at 19 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Gilette is 668 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gilette

Canton: Roquesteron

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gilette

from Nice (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 668 km

from Calais: 884 km

from Nice: 18 km

from Bordeaux: 625 km

from Strasbourg: 528 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 Gilette from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bezaudun-les-Alpes, Bonson, Bouyon, La Roquette-sur-Var, Le Broc, Les Ferres, Levens, Revest-les-Roches, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Martin-du-Var, Toudon and Tourette-du-Chateau.

This page in French: Visiter Gilette