La Penne tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Penne in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Entrevaux at 11 km from La Penne

Visit La Penne: highlights and tourist information

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La Penne 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 La Penne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrevaux at 11 km and Annot at 23 km.

La Penne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction 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 23 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


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Gourdon guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vence guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Coaraze guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mercantour National Park guide


at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Opio guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


at 30 km (direction south)

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

See Grasse guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Valbonne guide


at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Var department

The elevated position of Mons, at 800 metres altitude, means the views across the...

See Mons guide

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Map of places to visit near La Penne


Markets in and near La Penne

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (5km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (25km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (27km)
  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (30km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (32km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (32km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (34km)

More information about La Penne, Provence

Tourist attractions near La Penne, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (17km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (21km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (29km)
  • Jardin botanique (36km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (40km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (41km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (45km)
  • La citronneraie (47km)
  • Serre de la Madone (47km)
  • Palais Carnolès (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (25km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (32km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (33km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (33km)
  • Lac de Castillon (33km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (34km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (35km)
  • Lac d'Allos (39km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (39km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (40km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (41km)
  • Tete de Chien (42km)
  • Col de la Bonette (46km)
  • Col d'Allos (50km)
  • Source - Verdon (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (36km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (40km)

Geography and distances

La Penne is in the south-east of France at 37 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: La Penne is 651 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Penne

Canton: Puget-Théniers

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to La Penne

from Nice (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 651 km

from Calais: 869 km

from Nice: 36 km

from Bordeaux: 606 km

from Strasbourg: 521 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 La Penne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ascros, Cuebris, La Rochette, Puget-Rostang, Puget-Theniers, Saint-Antonin, Saint-Pierre and Touet-sur-Var.

This page in French: Visiter La Penne