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

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.

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

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Peillon

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)

More information about Peillon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Peillon, France

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


  • 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

  • La citronneraie (10km)
  • Serre de la Madone (10km)
  • Palais Carnolès (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)

Geography and distances

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

Peillon 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 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