Tende tourism and travel guide

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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

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 11 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 17 km.

Tende, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Brigue

La Brigue

at 3 km (direction south-east)

La Brigue is a small, pleasant town to explore, and nearby visit the Sanctuary...

See La Brigue guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saorge guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Breil-sur-Roya guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Castellar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Agnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 35 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorbio guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Menton guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peillon guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Tende, France

What to do at Tende? 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

  • La citronneraie (35km)
  • Serre de la Madone (35km)
  • Palais Carnolès (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

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

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

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