Saorge tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saorge in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Saorge: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village of Saorge is spread along a high ridge, with dramatic views to the Tende Valley

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saorge. For detailed visitor information see the Saorge travel guide.

Saorge is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 39 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Saorge is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Saorge include "national monument".

Popular places to visit nearby include La Brigue at 10 km and Tende at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saorge, 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 Saorge 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 Saorge

Markets in and near Saorge

  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (6km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (11km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (24km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (36km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (36km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (37km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (45km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (46km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (48km)

More information about Saorge, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saorge, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Palais Carnolès (24km)
  • La citronneraie (24km)
  • Serre de la Madone (24km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (37km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (39km)
  • Jardin botanique (39km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Gelas (20km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (23km)
  • Tete de Chien (31km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (36km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (40km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (38km)
  • Parc Phœnix (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saorge

Canton: Breil-sur-Roya

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saorge

from Nice (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 884 km

from Nice: 39 km

from Bordeaux: 652 km

from Strasbourg: 511 km

Getting here

Saorge 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 Saorge from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breil-sur-Roya and Fontan.

This page in French: Visiter Saorge