Col de Vence

Situated in the hinterland of the Côte d'Azur coastline, at the foot of the foothills of the Pre-Alps, the natural territory of Vence is an ideal transition area between the coast and the mid-range mountains, a balcony linking the sea and the mountains.

Situated inland of theCôte d’Azur coastline, on the craggy Pre-Alpine foothills, the natural territory of Vence can be experienced by the visitor as an ideal transition between the coastline and the low mountain region, a balcony over the Mediterranean linking the sea and the mountains.

Discovering this area means experiencing a real break with the constraints of urban life of thesaturated coastline of the Côte d’Azur. Here you can take a distance from its hustle and bustle of the recreational activities without being cut off from the sociability of the world. And even more, it means preferring to this constraining universe the authenticity of a revitalising environment which allows you to refocus on values mother nature reminds us of only too well. This simply means making the choice of a gentle, active and soothing roaming…

With this perspective in mind, the Tourist Office recommends you a new ecotourism offer which will satisfy all your needs for activity and resourcing. If you arrive on your own, as a couple, or as a family, young or old, come and go for a walk, a hike, a bike ride, or simply admire our rich natural heritage , the landscapes and the biodiversity, in a privileged setting which is the doorway to the Parc Régional des Préalpes d’Azur.

Whether you get there on foot, running, cycling or by car, the Col de Vence is a breathtaking natural area. A moonlike landscape with an amazing 360 degree view over the Alpes du Sud and the Mediterranean, you will be seduced by the wild fauna and flora.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.


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