Sainte-Agnes tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above sea-level and close to Menton - although the road here is rather steep and winding!

Sainte-Agnes 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 Sainte-Agnes. For detailed visitor information see the Sainte-Agnes travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Sainte-Agnes include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Castellar at 3 km and Menton at 4 km.

Sainte-Agnes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gorbio guide


at 3 km (direction east)

Castellar is a small 15th century village in the hills above Menton with various...

See Castellar guide


at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of a hill near the Italian...

See Menton guide


at 4 km (direction south)

Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine to make Roquebrune-Cap-Martin one of...

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide
Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

The basilica of Saint-Michael the archangel in Menton is a baroque style church built...

See Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton guide


at 5 km (direction west)

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

See Peille guide


at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the stunning views...

See Peillon guide


at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Monaco guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 8 km (direction south-west)

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval times, or earlier, around the...

See La Turbie guide
The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Garden at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See The Jardin Exotique de Monaco guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Sospel guide


at 11 km (direction south-west)

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the whole of France, with exceptional...

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d\'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 11 km (direction south-west)

The Exotic Garden of Eze is a beautiful garden overlooking the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide

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Markets in and near Sainte-Agnes

  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (4km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (15km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (16km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (16km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (26km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (29km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Agnes, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (8km)
  • Saorge Monastery (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La citronneraie (4km)
  • Serre de la Madone (4km)
  • Palais Carnolès (4km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (16km)
  • Jardin botanique (19km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (34km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (37km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (44km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (46km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tete de Chien (9km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (18km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (27km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (36km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (39km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (17km)
  • Parc Phœnix (25km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Agnes is in the south-east of France at 19 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Agnes is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Agnes

Canton: Menton-Ouest

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Sainte-Agnes

from Nice (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 899 km

from Nice: 19 km

from Bordeaux: 649 km

from Strasbourg: 532 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 Sainte-Agnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Castellar, Castillon, Gorbio, Menton, Peille and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Agnes