Villars-sur-Var tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coaraze at 18 km from Villars-sur-Var

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Villars-sur-Var 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 Villars-sur-Var in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coaraze at 18 km and Entrevaux at 23 km.

Villars-sur-Var, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Coaraze guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide


at 24 km (direction south)

After exploring the walled historic centre of Vence you can take a stroll to...

See Vence guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Mercantour National Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gourdon guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peille guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Peillon guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Sospel guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

One of the largest towns in France, Nice is also the most visited resort...

See Nice guide

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Map of places to visit near Villars-sur-Var


Markets in and near Villars-sur-Var

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (16km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (18km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (30km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (31km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (31km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (33km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (33km)

More information about Villars-sur-Var, Provence

Tourist attractions near Villars-sur-Var, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (32km)
  • Saorge Monastery (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (16km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (17km)
  • Jardin botanique (29km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (33km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (33km)
  • Palais Carnolès (37km)
  • La citronneraie (37km)
  • Serre de la Madone (37km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (21km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (26km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (30km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (30km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (31km)
  • Tete de Chien (34km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (38km)
  • Lac de Castillon (45km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (45km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (45km)
  • Lac d'Allos (45km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (46km)
  • Col de la Bonette (49km)
  • Col d'Allos (57km)
  • Source - Verdon (61km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (31km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (33km)

Geography and distances

Villars-sur-Var is in the south-east of France at 30 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Villars-sur-Var is 657 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars-sur-Var

Canton: Villars-sur-Var

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Villars-sur-Var

from Nice (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 657 km

from Calais: 873 km

from Nice: 29 km

from Bordeaux: 617 km

from Strasbourg: 519 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 Villars-sur-Var from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bairols, Cuebris, Malaussene, Massoins, Thiery, Toudon, Tourette-du-Chateau and Tournefort.

This page in French: Visiter Villars-sur-Var