Pierlas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pierlas in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Mercantour National Park at 16 km from Pierlas

Visit Pierlas: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions Book hotels, car hire, flights

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 16 km and Entrevaux at 20 km.

Pierlas, 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 16 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 20 km (direction west-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


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 30 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


at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gourdon guide


at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-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
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sospel guide


at 38 km (direction south-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 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peille guide

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

Arrange a visit to Pierlas

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Pierlas

Booking.com: best prices

See Pierlas hotels

Reserve excursions

Map of places to visit near Pierlas


Markets in and near Pierlas

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (14km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (30km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (37km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (40km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (40km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (42km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (42km)

More information about Pierlas, Provence

Tourist attractions near Pierlas, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (42km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (8km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (26km)
  • Jardin botanique (41km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (42km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (44km)
  • Serre de la Madone (47km)
  • Palais Carnolès (47km)
  • La citronneraie (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Lombarde (21km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (28km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (30km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (32km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (34km)
  • Lac d'Allos (34km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (37km)
  • Col de la Bonette (38km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (43km)
  • Lac de Castillon (43km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (44km)
  • Tete de Chien (45km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (45km)
  • Col d'Allos (46km)
  • Source - Verdon (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (43km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (44km)

Geography and distances

Pierlas is in the south-east of France at 42 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Pierlas is 645 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pierlas

Canton: Villars-sur-Var

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pierlas

from Nice (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 645 km

from Calais: 862 km

from Nice: 41 km

from Bordeaux: 611 km

from Strasbourg: 509 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 Pierlas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ilonse, Lieuche, Rigaud, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinee and Thiery.

This page in French: Visiter Pierlas