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Peillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Peillon in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Peillon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the stunning views make a visit very worthwhile

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Turbie at 4 km and Monaco at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Peillon, 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 Peillon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Peille

Peille

at 3 km (direction north-east)

Its remote location stops too many tourists reaching Peille but...

See Peille guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 4 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval...

See La Turbie guide
Monaco

Monaco

at 4 km (direction south-east)

The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square...

See Monaco guide
Gorbio

Gorbio

at 5 km (direction east)

You should visit the quiet village of Gorbio as much for...

See Gorbio guide
 
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The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Garden at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

Stunning exotic garden overlooking Monaco and the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique de Monaco guide
Eze

Eze

at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the whole...

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

The Exotic Garden of Eze is a beautiful garden...

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

at 7 km (direction east)

Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine...

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide
Sainte-Agnes

Sainte-Agnes

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above...

See Sainte-Agnes guide
Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

at 9 km (direction south-west)

One of the more low-key riviera resorts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is...

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide
Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa, with...

See Villa Kérylos guide
Menton

Menton

at 9 km (direction east)

The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of...

See Menton guide
Castellar

Castellar

at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

Castellar is a small 15th century village in the...

See Castellar guide
Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer

at 10 km (direction south-west)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Peillon

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Markets in and near Peillon

  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (9km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (10km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (10km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (21km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (23km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Peillon, France

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

Aquarium

  • Marineland d'Antibes (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (4km)
  • Saorge Monastery (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Palais Carnolès (10km)
  • La citronneraie (10km)
  • Serre de la Madone (10km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (10km)
  • Jardin botanique (13km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (27km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (30km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (39km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (42km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tete de Chien (6km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (11km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (20km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (38km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (11km)
  • Parc Phœnix (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Peillon is in the south-east of France at 13 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Peillon is 684 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Peillon

Canton: Escarène

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Peillon

from Nice (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 684 km

from Calais: 899 km

from Nice: 12 km

from Bordeaux: 644 km

from Strasbourg: 535 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 Peillon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beausoleil, Berre-les-Alpes, Blausasc, Cantaron, Contes, Drap, Eze, Gorbio, La Trinite, La Turbie, Monaco and Peille.

This page in French: Visiter Peillon

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