Venanson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Venanson in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Mercantour National Park at 18 km from Venanson

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Venanson is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Venanson in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 18 km and Coaraze at 21 km.

Venanson, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian border, includes the...

See Mercantour National Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Breil-sur-Roya guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sospel guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saorge guide


at 28 km (direction east)

Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a very unspoiled and traditional mountain...

See Tende guide
La Brigue

La Brigue

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See La Brigue guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Peille guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


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

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

See Sainte-Agnes guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Gorbio guide


at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Castellar guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square inch, is a...

See Monaco guide

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Markets in and near Venanson

  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (25km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (27km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (30km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (30km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (37km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (39km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (39km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (43km)

More information about Venanson, Provence

Tourist attractions near Venanson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (25km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (14km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (33km)
  • La citronneraie (37km)
  • Serre de la Madone (37km)
  • Palais Carnolès (37km)
  • Jardin botanique (39km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (40km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Caires de Cougourde (12km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (13km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (19km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (35km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (35km)
  • Tete de Chien (38km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (47km)
  • Col de la Bonette (47km)
  • Lac d'Allos (48km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (41km)
  • Parc Phœnix (43km)

Geography and distances

Venanson is in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Venanson is 653 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venanson

Canton: Saint-Martin-Vésubie

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Venanson

from Nice (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 653 km

from Calais: 867 km

from Nice: 39 km

from Bordeaux: 627 km

from Strasbourg: 505 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 Venanson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belvedere, Roquebilliere and Saint-Martin-Vesubie.

This page in French: Visiter Venanson