Sospel tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Between Menton and the mountains, the river and fortified bridge are a very scenic part of the town of Sospel

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

Attractions in Sospel

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Breil-sur-Roya at 8 km and Sainte-Agnes at 9 km.

Sospel, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

One of the most impressive towns in the Upper Roya valley, Breil-sur-Roya...

See Breil-sur-Roya guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south)

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

See Sainte-Agnes guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Castellar guide
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at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Peille guide


at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Gorbio guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Menton guide
Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton guide


at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Monaco guide


at 15 km (direction north-east)

The village of Saorge is spread along a high ridge, with dramatic...

See Saorge guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Turbie guide

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Markets in and near Sospel

  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (8km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (12km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (21km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (22km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (23km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (26km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (31km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Sospel, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (15km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Palais Carnolès (12km)
  • La citronneraie (12km)
  • Serre de la Madone (12km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (22km)
  • Jardin botanique (24km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (34km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (37km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (42km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (49km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tete de Chien (17km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (22km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (28km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (29km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (30km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (23km)
  • Parc Phœnix (30km)

Geography and distances

Sospel is in the south-east of France at 25 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Sospel is 678 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sospel

Canton: Sospel

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Sospel

from Nice (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 678 km

from Calais: 891 km

from Nice: 24 km

from Bordeaux: 647 km

from Strasbourg: 524 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 Sospel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Castillon.

This page in French: Visiter Sospel


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