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Visit Sospel: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Agnes at 9 km and Castellar at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sospel, 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 Sospel 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 Sospel


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)

More information about Sospel, Provence

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

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

Sospel 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 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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