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Valbonne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Valbonne: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mougins at 5 km and Valmasque Parc at 5 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Valbonne, 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 Valbonne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Opio

Opio

at 3 km (direction north-west)

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

See Opio guide
Mougins

Mougins

at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide
 
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Grasse

Grasse

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Grasse guide
Biot

Biot

at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Biot guide
Pegomas

Pegomas

at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pegomas guide
Gourdon

Gourdon

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

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

See Gourdon guide
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Cannes

Cannes

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south)

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

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...

See Fondation Maeght guide
Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide
Juan-les-Pins

Juan-les-Pins

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Juan-les-Pins guide
Antibes

Antibes

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Antibes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Valbonne

 
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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)

Hotels near Valbonne

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.

Aquarium

  • 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)
 
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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

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