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Venanson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Venanson in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Mercantour National Park at 18 km from Venanson

Visit Venanson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mercantour National Park at 18 km and Coaraze at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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...

See Mercantour National Park guide
Coaraze

Coaraze

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

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

See Coaraze guide
Breil-sur-Roya

Breil-sur-Roya

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the most impressive towns in the Upper...

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...

See Sospel cathedral guide
 
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Sospel

Sospel

at 25 km (direction south-east)

Between Menton and the mountains, the river and fortified bridge...

See Sospel guide
Saorge

Saorge

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saorge guide
Tende

Tende

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Tende guide
La Brigue

La Brigue

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See La Brigue guide
Peille

Peille

at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Peille guide
Peillon

Peillon

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Peillon guide
Sainte-Agnes

Sainte-Agnes

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

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800...

See Sainte-Agnes guide
Gorbio

Gorbio

at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Gorbio guide
Castellar

Castellar

at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Castellar guide
Monaco

Monaco

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Monaco guide

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

Map of places to visit near Venanson

 
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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)

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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)
  • Serre de la Madone (37km)
  • Palais Carnolès (37km)
  • La citronneraie (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)
 
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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

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