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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
Population852 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (26 km, 35 min)
Insee code06043
IntercommunalityCC du Pays des Paillons
TerritoriesAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

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)
Aspremont25 km (47 min)

Things to see and do

In Coaraze, to see absolutely, the chapel San Sebastian (frescoes of the sixteenth century); The Blue Chapel (frescoes by Ponce de Léon in 1965); As well as the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in the heart of the village.

On the castle square, which is at the top of the village, do not forget to admire the summit of Rocca Serra (1504 m) and the Mount Férion (1412 m). Thirty hiking trails await you from Coaraze.

For more information, you can contact the Heritage House of Coaraze at +33 4 93 79 37 47.

Events and festivities

Every year, in the village, is held:


View of the hilltop village of Coaraze
View of the hilltop village of Coaraze
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Tuesday 9 august
Min. 21°C - Max. 28°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 22°C - Max. 27°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ferrari/Lamborghini Driving Experience: Private 15 Minute Tour – Pilot or co-pilot – Departing from Eze (30 mins. From Nice)
Sports sensations79 € Èze (15.6 km)
Ferrari/Lamborghini Driving Experience: Private 30 Minute Tour – Pilot or co-pilot – Departing from Eze (30 mins. From Nice)
Sports sensations169 € Èze (15.6 km)
Sunset Yacht Cruise: Private Excursion from Beaulieu (30 mins. From Nice)
Nature and the great outdoors126 € Beaulieu-sur-Mer (17 km)
Private Yacht Cruise Departing from Beaulieu (30 mins. From Nice)
Nature and the great outdoors123 € Beaulieu-sur-Mer (17 km)
Outdoor sketching and drawing lessons
Arts and Crafts40 € to 80 € Nice (17 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)
Baou Saint-Jeannet
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Jeannet (17.7 km)
Baou of Gaude
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Jeannet (17.7 km)


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