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Travel Notes: France: Alpes-Maritimes (06)

Department map of France showing the location of Alpes-Maritimes.

The department of Alpes-Maritimes is located in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur.

The prefecture is Nice and the sous-prefecture is Grasse.

Neighbouring departments are Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var.

Alpes-Maritimes Tourism

The department's name is derived from its location between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea (Maritime Alps).

Although eighty per cent of Alpes-Maritimes is mountainous, few who visit the department of Alpes-Maritimes know anything more about the region than the coastal strip of Cannes, Nice and Menton.

Maybe they've sniffed some perfume in Grasse or viewed what inspired Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, Renoir, Signac, Modigliani, Dufy and other artists around St-Paul-de-Vence but rarely have they thought about really getting up into the hills.

Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.

French Riviera Convention Bureau:
400 Promenade des Anglais - Nice.

Guide Riviera:
The Comite Regional du Tourisme Riviera Cote d'Azur's website.


The Mercantour National Park was created in 1979 and covers some 685km� (including Verdon and Ubaye in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence).

Visit the villages perched in the valleys of Roya to discover some architectural gems.

Saint Martin Vesubie:
There's an interesting little museum in the village.

Alpha, Le Temps du Loup:
Located near St Martin Vesubie.

Roya Valley

The Roya Valley runs up alongside the Italian border.

Popular places to visit are the lakeside town of Breil sur Roya, the monastery and ancient streets of Saorge and the frontier-town of Tende - reachable from Nice on the Train des Merveilles.

Once an important staging post on the royal road from Nice to Turin. Travellers crossed over a toll bridge that was built in the 13th century. The old bridge was partially rebuilt after the Second World War and now houses the tourist office.

Tourist Offices

Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourist Office:
11, place de Gaulle - Antibes.
51, bd Guillaumont - Juan-les-Pins.

Auron Tourist Office:
Avenue de Malhira - Auron.

Bar sur Loup Tourist Office:
Place Francis Paulet - Le Bar sur Loup.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
Place Cl�menceau - Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Beausoleil Tourist Office:
32, boulevard de la Republique - Beausoleil.

Biot Tourist Office:
46, rue St-Sebastien - 0640 Biot.

Breil-sur-Roya Tourist Information:
17, place Biancheri - Breil-sur-Roya.

Cabris Tourist Office:
4, rue de la Porte Haute - Cabris.

Cagnes-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
6, boulevard Mar�chal Juin - Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Cannes Tourist Office:
Palais des Festivals, La Croisette - Cannes.

Cap-d'Ail Tourist Office:
87bis, avenue du 3 Septembre - Cap-d'Ail.

Coaraze Tourist Information:
7, place Sainte-Catherine - Coaraze.

Colle-sur-Loup Tourist Office:
28, avenue du Marechal Foch - Colle-sur-Loup.

Eze Tourist Office:
Place du General de Gaulle - Eze.

Grasse Tourist Office:
22, cours Honore Cresp - Grasse.

Guillaumes Tourist Office:
Place de Provence - Guillaumes.

Isola 2000 Tourist Office:
Immeuble Le Pelevos - Isola 2000.

Le Cannet Tourist Office:
Avenue du Campon - Le Cannet.

Levens Tourist Office:
Place de la Republique - Levens.

Mandelieu-la-Napoule Tourist Office:
340, rue Jean Monnet - Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Menton Tourist Office:
Avenue Boyer - Menton.

Monaco Tourist Office: (Monaco Travel Notes)
2a, boulevard des Moulins - Monaco.

Mouans-Sartoux Tourist Office:
258, avenue de Cannes - Mouans-Sartoux.

Mougins Tourist Office:
15, avenue Jean-Charles Mallet - Mougins.

Nice Tourist Office:
5, Promenade des Anglais - Nice.

Pegomas Tourist Office:
287, avenue de Grasse - Pegomas.

Peymeinade Tourist Office:
Place du Centenaire - Peymeinade.

Puget-Theniers Tourist Information:
Maison de Pays, RN 202 - Puget-Theniers.

Roquebilliere Tourist Office:
26, avenue Corniglion Molinier - Roquebilliere.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Tourist Office:
218, avenue Aristide Briand - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne Tourist Office:
3, rue de la Republique - Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne.

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Tourist Office:
59, avenue Denis Semeria - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Saint-Paul de Vence Tourist Office:
2, rue Grande - Saint-Paul de Vence.

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey Tourist Office:
10, Place du Tour - 06460 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey.

Sospel Tourist Office:
19, avenue Jean Medecin - Sospel.

Tende Tourist Office:
Avenue du 16 septembre 1947 - Tende.

Theoule-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
1, Corniche d'Or - Theoule-sur-Mer.

Tourrettes-sur-Loup Tourist Office:
5, route de Vence - Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Valberg Tourist Office:
Centre Administratif - Valberg.

Valbonne Tourist Office:
1, place de l'Hotel de Ville - Valbonne.

Valdeblore-La-Colmiane Tourist Office
La Roche - Valdeblore-La-Colmiane.

Vallauris-Golfe Juan Tourist Office:
Square du 8 mai 1945 - Vallauris.

Vence Tourist Office:
8, place du Grand Jardin - Vence.

Villefranche-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
Jardin Fran�ois Binon - Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Villeneuve-Loubet Tourist Office:
16, avenue de la Mer - Villeneuve-Loubet.

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