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Gourdon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gourdon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by the many thousands of other visitors to the region!

Gourdon is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Gourdon. For detailed visitor information see the Gourdon travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Gourdon include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Opio at 6 km and Tourrettes-sur-Loup at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gourdon, 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 Gourdon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 2 km (direction south-south-east)

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 6 km (direction south)

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide


at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 8 km (direction south-west)

Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old...

See Grasse guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

Very quiet when we visited, we found Valbonne to be an almost...

See Valbonne guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Vence guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


at 13 km (direction south)

You will want to pause several times to admire the views across...

See Mougins guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

Valmasque Parc is a tranquil park of trees and picnic areas...

See Valmasque Parc guide


at 14 km (direction south-east)

The arcacded houses around Place des Arcades are the start of your...

See Biot guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

The traditional Provencal town of Pegomas is ideally visited in early spring...

See Pegomas guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cagnes-sur-Mer guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

Tanneron is a small village, often visited by those enjoying the leisure...

See Tanneron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Gourdon


Markets in and near Gourdon

  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (8km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (9km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (10km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (11km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (12km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (15km)
  • Le Cannet: market Tuesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (18km)

More information about Gourdon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gourdon, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (34km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (19km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (8km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (10km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (19km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (22km)
  • Jardin botanique (23km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (28km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (42km)
  • Palais Carnolès (43km)
  • La citronneraie (43km)
  • Serre de la Madone (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (13km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (15km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (23km)
  • Tete de Chien (34km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (38km)
  • Lac de Castillon (40km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (40km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (20km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (28km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (33km)

Geography and distances

Gourdon is in the south-east of France at 24 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Gourdon is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gourdon

Canton: Bar-sur-Loup

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gourdon

from Nice (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 891 km

from Nice: 23 km

from Bordeaux: 614 km

from Strasbourg: 544 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 Gourdon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-Grasse, Courmes, Le Bar-sur-Loup, Le Rouret, Opio and Roquefort-les-Pins.

This page in French: Visiter Gourdon

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