Opio tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views

Opio 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 Opio. For detailed visitor information see the Opio travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Opio in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Bar-sur-Loup at 4 km and Grasse at 5 km.

Opio, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Valbonne guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 5 km (direction west)

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

See Grasse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Gourdon guide


at 8 km (direction south)

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

See Mougins guide


at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Valmasque Parc guide


at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pegomas guide


at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Biot guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-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 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Tanneron guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vence guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

Cannes has a charming town and harbour area, and is one of the most...

See Cannes guide

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Arrange a visit to Opio

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Markets in and near Opio

  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (4km)
  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (5km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (6km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (9km)
  • Le Cannet: market Tuesday & Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (11km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Cannes: market Monday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Cannes: market every day except Monday (13km)

More information about Opio, Provence

Tourist attractions near Opio, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (33km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (13km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (5km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (15km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (15km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (16km)
  • Jardin botanique (23km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (28km)
  • La citronneraie (44km)
  • Serre de la Madone (44km)
  • Palais Carnolès (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (14km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (16km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (24km)
  • Tete de Chien (34km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (40km)
  • Lac de Castillon (43km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (19km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (28km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (29km)

Geography and distances

Opio is in the south-east of France at 23 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Opio is 678 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Opio

Canton: Bar-sur-Loup

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Opio

from Nice (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 678 km

from Calais: 897 km

from Nice: 23 km

from Bordeaux: 616 km

from Strasbourg: 550 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 Opio from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-Grasse, Gourdon, Grasse, Le Bar-sur-Loup, Le Rouret, Mouans-Sartoux, Roquefort-les-Pins and Valbonne.

This page in French: Visiter Opio