Tende tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tende in Alpes-Maritimes

Visit Tende: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a very unspoiled and traditional mountain town with an extensive historic centre

Important note

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

Tende is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 50 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Tende is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 11 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tende, 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 Tende 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 Tende

Markets in and near Tende

Market days in Tende: weekly market: Wednesday all day;

  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (0km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (17km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (35km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (46km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (47km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (48km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (50km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (56km)

More information about Tende, Provence

Tourist attractions near Tende, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (11km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Serre de la Madone (35km)
  • Palais Carnolès (35km)
  • La citronneraie (35km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (40km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (48km)
  • Jardin botanique (50km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Gelas (17km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (21km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (38km)
  • Tete de Chien (42km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (47km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Tende

Canton: Tende

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Tende

from Nice (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 876 km

from Nice: 50 km

from Bordeaux: 654 km

from Strasbourg: 501 km

Getting here

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

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

This page in French: Visiter Tende