Tourism - Alpes-Maritimes

The Alpes-Maritimes department located in the south east of France along the Mediterranean Sea is the place of the world renowned Côte d'Azur. Its mountainous coastline plunges straight down into the sea. At certain times of the year it can be difficult to choose between going to ski or going to swim as the slopes and the sea are only an hour drive apart. Here the sun is shining 320 days a year.

From Cannes to Nice going through Antibes and Menton all the way to the Italian border this area is not only beautiful but also prestigious. The old quarters of Nice, the hills covered with umbrella pines, thyme plants, laurel trees and olive groves, Grasse and its perfumes, the Alps with their snowy peaks and their sunny ski resorts, the 325 km of navigable, the park of Mercantour a natural reserve sheltering many species of animals and plants.

There are world renowned events that take place annually here such as the Nice Carnival for Mardi Gras, the Jazz Festival in Juan-les-Pins, and the Cannes Film Festival.

Top tourist cities in Alpes-Maritimes


Tourism Nice

Nice is a seaside city located in the south of France near the Italian border, the city is considered as the capital of the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) and is the fifth biggest French town with around 300 000 inhabitants. Nice, a major tourist destination ...

Must : Chapelle de la Miséricorde, Musée Matisse, Musée des Beaux-Arts


Tourism Grasse

Located at 17 km of Cannes, the town of Fatty is also with the foot of Préalpes. It profits from the privileged climate of Provence, which, combined with its geographical location, in fact a place of very pleasant stay.The Country of Fatty (Fatty and the villages ...

Must : MUSEE INTERNATIONAL DE LA PARFUMERIE A GRASSE, Le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence, La Villa-Musée Fragonard à Grasse


Tourism Menton, the garden city

Located in the extreme south-eastern France near the Italian border, Menton is both a city garden, a fishing town and a resort. Menton was awarded to 5 times, winning 1st prize in the flower of cities. Its exceptional sunshine and almost subtropical climate favor the ...

Must : Bastion - Musée Jean Cocteau, Salle des Mariages Jean Cocteau, Musée des Beaux-arts - Palais Carnolès


Tourism Cannes : a city under the projectors

Cannes, located in the south of France, is one of the best well known cities of the French Riviera that hosts the annual Cannes Film Festival. The population is about 70,000 inhabitants. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. Once ...

Must : Musée de la Castre, La Malmaison, Le musée de la Mer