Valbonne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Valbonne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Very quiet when we visited, we found Valbonne to be an almost undiscovered small jewel of a town

Valbonne 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 Valbonne. For detailed visitor information see the Valbonne 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 Valbonne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mougins at 5 km and Valmasque Parc at 5 km.

Valbonne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction north-west)

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide


at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

You will want to pause several times to admire the views across Cannes Bay...

See Mougins guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

Valmasque Parc is a tranquil park of trees and picnic areas...

See Valmasque Parc guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and surrounded by...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old town with...

See Grasse guide


at 7 km (direction east)

The arcacded houses around Place des Arcades are the start of your visit to...

See Biot guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

The traditional Provencal town of Pegomas is ideally visited in early spring as part...

See Pegomas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by the many...

See Gourdon guide


at 9 km (direction north-east)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south)

Cannes has a charming town and harbour area, and is one of the most...

See Cannes guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such...

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum...

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-east)

A short distance west of Antibes, Juan-les-Pins is one of the liveliest resorts in...

See Juan-les-Pins guide


at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the most picturesque towns on the Riviera, Antibes also has a very...

See Antibes guide

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Map of places to visit near Valbonne


Markets in and near Valbonne

Market days in Valbonne: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Friday;

  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (0km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (4km)
  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (7km)
  • Le Cannet: market Tuesday & Sunday (7km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Cannes: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Cannes: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (11km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (11km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (12km)

More information about Valbonne, Provence

Tourist attractions near Valbonne, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (10km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (32km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (34km)
  • Saorge Monastery (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (10km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (8km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (11km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (14km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (17km)
  • Jardin botanique (22km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (26km)
  • Palais Carnolès (42km)
  • La citronneraie (42km)
  • Serre de la Madone (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (16km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (16km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (23km)
  • Tete de Chien (33km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (44km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (46km)
  • Lac de Castillon (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (17km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (26km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (29km)

Geography and distances

Valbonne is in the south-east of France at 22 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Valbonne is 681 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valbonne

Canton: Bar-sur-Loup

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Valbonne

from Nice (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 681 km

from Calais: 900 km

from Nice: 22 km

from Bordeaux: 618 km

from Strasbourg: 553 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 Valbonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-Grasse, La Roquette-sur-Siagne, Le Rouret, Mouans-Sartoux, Mougins, Opio and Roquefort-les-Pins.

This page in French: Visiter Valbonne