Isola tourism and travel guide

Photo of Isola in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Mercantour National Park at 3 km from Isola

Visit Isola: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 3 km and Entrevaux at 33 km.

Isola, 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 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mercantour National Park guide


at 33 km (direction 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


at 34 km (direction west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort de Savoie and fortified...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide
Vallee de l\'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye is one of the...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good number of substantial 'Mexican...

See Barcelonnette guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-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


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 44 km (direction east)

Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a very unspoiled and traditional mountain...

See Tende guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saorge guide


at 46 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
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sospel guide
La Brigue

La Brigue

at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

La Brigue is a small, pleasant town to explore, and nearby visit the Sanctuary...

See La Brigue guide


at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Peille guide

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Markets in and near Isola

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (28km)
  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (45km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (46km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (46km)
  • Saint-Andre-les-Alpes: market Wednesday & Saturday (50km)

More information about Isola, Provence

Tourist attractions near Isola, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (11km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Lombarde (8km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (24km)
  • Col de la Bonette (25km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (26km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (27km)
  • Lac d'Allos (28km)
  • Col d'Allos (39km)
  • Source - Verdon (43km)
  • Lac de Castillon (54km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (54km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (55km)

Geography and distances

Isola is in the south-east of France at 57 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Isola is 632 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Isola

Canton: Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Isola

from Nice (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 632 km

from Calais: 847 km

from Nice: 56 km

from Bordeaux: 609 km

from Strasbourg: 492 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 Isola from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mercantour National Park.

This page in French: Visiter Isola