Charming little towns in Côte d’Azur France Region

Hidden between mountains and sea

Looking for a change of scenery on the Côte d’Azur? The Vesubie Valley is brimming with clifftop gems! Don’t wait any longer to discover our selection of villages that offer you a green and authentic journey through the traditions of the Côte d’Azur. Let's unveil those hidden gems in between mountains and sea.

Cute little towns in Côte d’Azur France

Eze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Gourdon, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Fayence, Sainte-Agnès, Tende and many other villages make up the unique character of the Côte d’Azur between the sea and the mountains: a harmonious mixture of culture, art and festive pleasures in an exceptional natural setting.

Imaging yourself relaxed on the top of village hills, overlooking the sea, and valleys. And imaging yourself touching the stones of old towns, which embodying the wealth of regional heritage. The culture and nature combined harmoniously at this moment, and bring you the pure lifestyle of Côte d’Azur France.

Mougins - Celebrity village of the Côte d’Azur

Like a citadel, Mougins offers you a breathtaking panorama of the Côte d’Azur and the Pre-alps!

Coiled like a shell with narrow alleyways, the hilltop village of Mougins has a geometrical discipline imposed by its fortifications. Artists as prestigious as Picasso, Picabia, Paul Eluard, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Edith Piaf, Fernand Léger and many others have left their mark there.

There are more than 30 workshops and artists’ galleries to discover. The Musée d’Art Classique with its unique private collection is an essential part of your visit. Mougins also owes its fame to its many Michelin starred restaurants. For golf lovers, discover Mougins the famous golfing destination with its two prestigious golf courses.

Saint-Paul-de-Vence - Artists' village the Côte d’Azur

Artists’ village par excellence, you’ll fall for the charm of this hilltop village!

Facing the shimmering Mediterranean below and backed by the Southern Alps, the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, perched on its promontory and sheltered by its ramparts is one of the most beautiful villages on the Côte d’Azur. If all this isn’t enough to explain St. Paul’s fascination, there is its cultural and artistic influence. The village attracts both artisans and artists. A diverse range of sensibilities and talents have settled there and meet in the numerous art galleries. In the middle of the countryside, the Maeght Foundation, an open-air museum, is a showcase of modern and contemporary art.

Sainte-Agnès - Balcony of the Côte d’Azur

Located 800 meters above sea level, the hilltop village of Sainte-Agnès is nicknamed the « Balcony of the Côte d’Azur »!

Just take a look at the coast of Menton to understand how it earned its nickname. The view is magnificent from Sainte- Agnès. A whiff of the Azur coast! It adds to the charms of a place which, besides its title of « the highest coastal village in Europe », is officially among « the most beautiful villages in France ».

Gourdon - Eagle’s Nest of Côte d’Azur

Ranked among the « most beautiful villages in France », Gourdon offers a panoramic view of the whole Côte d’Azur!

Gourdon enjoys a nickname describing its exceptional situation: the « Eagle’s Nest ». A village perched more than 700 metres above sea level, Gourdon offers an exceptional point from which to view some 80 kilometres of the coast, from Nice to Estérel. Formerly, it was usually accessed by the mule track from Bar-sur-Loup. Its name is evocative: the Paradise path! And deserved. With its medieval houses, its Romanesque church, its Provençal feel and its thousand year old castle, surrounded by gardens created by Le Nôtre, the hilltop village of Gourdon really has the fragrance of Eden.

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