Ilonse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ilonse in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Mercantour National Park at 15 km from Ilonse

Visit Ilonse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 15 km and Coaraze at 24 km.

Ilonse, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 15 km (direction )

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian border, includes the...

See Mercantour National Park guide
Coaraze

Coaraze

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

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

See Coaraze guide
Entrevaux

Entrevaux

at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide
 
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Sospel

Sospel

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel guide
Vence

Vence

at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Vence guide
Breil-sur-Roya

Breil-sur-Roya

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Breil-sur-Roya guide
Annot

Annot

at 35 km (direction west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small village of Annot is most unusual, being built around great boulders in...

See Annot guide
Peille

Peille

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peille guide
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Gourdon

Gourdon

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gourdon guide
Peillon

Peillon

at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peillon guide
Saorge

Saorge

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Saorge guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide

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Markets in and near Ilonse

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (18km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (28km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (35km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (40km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (40km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (40km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (41km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Ilonse, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (37km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (7km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (27km)
  • Jardin botanique (39km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (42km)
  • Serre de la Madone (43km)
  • Palais Carnolès (43km)
  • La citronneraie (43km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Lombarde (19km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (23km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (25km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (31km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (35km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (38km)
  • Lac d'Allos (38km)
  • Col de la Bonette (40km)
  • Tete de Chien (41km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (48km)
  • Lac de Castillon (48km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (48km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (49km)
  • Col d'Allos (50km)
  • Source - Verdon (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (42km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ilonse is in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Ilonse is 648 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ilonse

Canton: Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ilonse

from Nice (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 648 km

from Calais: 864 km

from Nice: 39 km

from Bordeaux: 616 km

from Strasbourg: 509 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 Ilonse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bairols, Clans, Marie, Pierlas, Rimplas, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinee and Thiery.

This page in French: Visiter Ilonse