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Village of character, Péone takes place in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in the Alpes-Maritimes department. Located at the foot of the Demoiselles, on the banks of the Tuébi, it is located at the gates of the Mercantour National Park.

Former property of the House of Savoy, the commune of Péone joined France definitively in the middle of the XIXe century. Often called Péone-Valberg, it is today mainly known for hosting the urbanized part of the ski resort of Valberg. In addition to its unspoiled and idyllic mountain scenery, the village of Péone hosts a modest architectural heritage to discover during a stay in the surroundings. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts will find their happiness in this city rich in history.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.1162730 (N 44° 6’ 59”)
Longitude6.9068170 (E 6° 54’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 947m to 2640m
Surface area48.59 km²
Population875 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (91 km, 1h36)
Insee code06094
IntercommunalityCC Alpes d'Azur
TerritoriesAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Guillaumes6.1 km (9 min)
Valberg8.3 km (14 min)
Villeneuve-d'Entraunes13.4 km (18 min)
Sauze14.6 km (25 min)
Beuil15.3 km (26 min)
Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes16.5 km (26 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes17.9 km (23 min)
Daluis18.7 km (29 min)
Sausses23 km (33 min)
Entraunes24 km (31 min)
Saint-Léger24 km (35 min)
Castellet-lès-Sausses27 km (38 min)
Roubion27 km (42 min)
Entrevaux31 km (38 min)
Rigaud33 km (50 min)

Things to see and do

The ski resort of Valberg is located partly on the territory of Péone. Founded in 1936, it has about 90 kilometers of alpine ski runs between 1,500 and 2,000 meters above sea level. There are also trails for cross-country skiing. The resort also offers various hiking trails that take place in particular on the Mounts Estrop and Mounier. In summer, you can practice golf, summer tobogganing, mountain biking, quad biking or canyoning.

The Saint-Arige and Saint-Vincent-de-Zaragoza church, which is part of the supplementary inventory of Historical Monuments, dates from the middle of the 18th century. Baroque style, it takes place on the remains of a first church of the eleventh century.

In this charming medieval mountain village, you will discover the vestiges of the 13th-century castle in the narrow streets and half-timbered houses.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

During the summer, the market is held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

In January, the ski festival is an opportunity to learn about different winter sports.

Place at the festival of laughter in the mountains in January, with the presence of many humorists.

Saint Vincent's patron saint is celebrated every year in August.


Church Péone
Church Péone
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Sunday 20 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 21 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 22 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (17.8 km)
Sportive Canoe Rafting (on your own or with a guide) on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations25 € Villars-sur-Var (24 km)
Off-piste skiing and ski trekking for all abilities
Sports sensations100 € Pra-Loup (37 km)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations40 € to 70 € Castellane (43 km)
Paddle in the Gorges du Verdon
Sports sensations35 € Castellane (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1h00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (12 km)
Lakes Vens
HikeIntermediate6h30Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (15.4 km)
Rabuons Lake
Village visitAthletic7h00Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (15.4 km)
Tour of the lakes
HikeIntermediate3h30Entraunes (20 km)
Col de la Madeleine
HikeIntermediate4h00Valdeblore (24 km)


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