Ilonse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ilonse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 15 km and Coaraze at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ilonse, 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 Ilonse 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 Ilonse

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)

More information about Ilonse, Provence

Tourist attractions near Ilonse, France

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)
  • Palais Carnolès (43km)
  • La citronneraie (43km)
  • Serre de la Madone (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)

Geography and distances

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

Ilonse 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 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