The most beautiful villages around Nice

How about visiting the villages around Nice that make the reputation of our beautiful French Riviera? From Èze to Gourdon, let yourself be seduced by the cobbled and flowered streets and the exceptional panoramas that are offered to you. The Hotel Byakko offers you to discover 5 of the most beautiful villages around Nice.

The French Riviera, a place that makes tourists from all over the world dream, has famous destinations such as Nice, Monaco, Cannes or Saint-Tropez. But do you know the small typical villages that make the French Riviera one of the most beautiful regions in the world?

For a perfect pied à terre in the Nice region, stay at the Hotel Byakko Nice and take advantage of its central location to discover the most beautiful villages around Nice.

Perched between land and sea, these places to discover near Nice are generally located on high ground and offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the mountains. Whether you are more attracted by the sea or by the mountains, the most beautiful villages of the Nice area seduce all tourists.


The village of Èze (12 km from Nice)

When traveling to Nice, you can't miss the famous village of Èze! Classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", like many villages in the Alpes Maritimes, Èze is the promise of an exceptional visit. On the program: cobbled streets, impressive viewpoint overlooking the Grande Bleue, and of course the botanical garden of Èze. Very close to Nice, the village is only 15 minutes by train from the capital of the French Riviera. It is also the perfect opportunity to visit one of the Fragonard perfumery factories!


Eze village – Credit Summer Hotels
Eze village – Credit Summer Hotels


Saint-Paul de Vence (19 km from Nice)

Protected by remparts, this jewel of the French Riviera has inspired many artists such as the singer Yves Montand, the actress Simone Signoret or the poet Jacques Prévert. Saint-Paul de Vence offers a picturesque setting that is much appreciated by its visitors, with its ancient fountains and its medieval atmosphere. Stroll through its narrow streets with flowered stone houses and discover many hidden treasures inside its ramparts full of history.  Located 30 minutes from Nice, this village is a must-see.


Sainte-Agnès (36 km from Nice)

Perched in the heart of the Nice mountains, Sainte-Agnès, also classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", is a former military post that defended the French-Italian border on the Maginot Line. Sainte-Agnès is the highest coastal village in Europe, which offers its visitors a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. The village also attracts history buffs who can admire the remains of its castle and its southern bastion of the Maginot Line.


Sainte-Agnès village – Credit Summer Hotels
Sainte-Agnès village – Credit Summer Hotels


Peillon (20 km from Nice)

A true medieval city, the village of Peillon is very vertical in the baroque style and is very charming and invites you to travel back in time. Cars are not allowed in Peillon since the village has many stairs and narrow streets. But don't worry, there is a parking lot at the entrance of the village and without a car, the visit is even more pleasant. The village is really worth a visit with its old stone houses, its pretty flowery alleys and its old oil and flour mills to visit.


Gourdon (40 km from Nice)

Classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Detours of France", Gourdon has an incomparable charm with its half-timbered houses and its medieval heritage. Overlooking the Gorges du Loup, admire the magnificent view from the Place Victoria and discover dozens of local handicrafts: honey, nougat, soaps, perfumes, spices, glassware... everything you need to come back full of memories from your trip to the French Riviera. Another strong point of Gourdon: its superb and very well preserved castle as well as its sublime gardens to visit.


Gourdon village – Credit Summer Hotels
Gourdon village – Credit Summer Hotels


With an exceptional view on the Mediterranean Sea or on the mountains, all these villages around Nice have a charm that will seduce you. For a timeless getaway from the more touristy places, the villages in the hinterland of Nice are perfect to visit. And for all those who plan to visit the most beautiful city of the French Riviera first, discover the 6 reasons to visit Nice.

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