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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Coaraze is one of the "most beautiful villages in France", called "Village of the Sun". It is situated on a rocky outcrop 650 m half an hour from the city of Nice. This medieval village is known for its sundials Cocteau, Goetz, Doukine, Valentin, Ponce De Leon and Mona Christie.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.8603460 (N 43° 51’ 37”)
Longitude7.2985860 (E 7° 17’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 313m to 1414m
Surface area17.14 km²
Population767 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (26 km, 35 min)
Insee code06043
IntercommunalityME Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Bendejun5.1 km (11 min)
Châteauneuf-Villevieille10.3 km (23 min)
Contes11 km (23 min)
Cantaron16.7 km (28 min)
Berre-les-Alpes16.9 km (36 min)
Drap17.3 km (29 min)
Blausasc17.9 km (31 min)
Tourrette-Levens20 km (37 min)
Lucéram20 km (36 min)
Peillon23 km (39 min)
Touët-de-l'Escarène23 km (34 min)
L'Escarène23 km (38 min)
Saint-André-de-la-Roche24 km (38 min)
Levens24 km (46 min)

Things to see and do

A Coaraze, do not miss visiting the Chapel of St. Sebastian (16th century frescoes), the Blue Chapel (frescoes by Ponce de Leon in 1965) and St. John the Baptist church in the village. The square of the castle at the top of the village, you can also see the top of Rocca Serra (1504 m) and Mount Férion (1,414 m). You can also enjoy numerous hiking and canyoning.

For more information, contact the Tourist Office of the Coaraze +33 4 93 79 37 47.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Every year, in the village, stands:


View of the hilltop village of Coaraze
View of the hilltop village of Coaraze
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Sunday 29 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 30 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 31 march
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea or mountain photography circuit
Nature and the great outdoors47 € to 95 € Tourrette-Levens (8.3 km)
Canyoning or aqua-hiking
Sports sensations40 € to 65 € Le Broc (11.8 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterland
Nature and the great outdoors38 € to 65 € Biot (32 km)
Hiking in the Mercantour
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Tende (35 km)
Bungee jumping from 80m off the Pont de la Marié bridge
Sports sensations79 € Guillaumes (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Vial
HikeAthletic4h30Revest-les-Roches (11.7 km)
Tour of Mont Lion
HikeIntermediate4h30Tourette-du-Château (12.7 km)
Collettes Peak
HikeIntermediate3h30Toudon (15.5 km)
Heritage itinerary
Village visitEasy1h30Gréolières (29 km)
Les Miroirs hike
HikeEasy2h45Gréolières (29 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals