The Top 5 by town in the mid-country

1 September 2021

What to do, what to see this summer in the Nice Côte d’Azur area?
Discover the best of Carros –  Châteauneuf-VillevieilleDrapLa Gaude Levens – Saint-Blaise – Saint-Jeannet – Tourrette-Levens – Vence

Towns and villages in the mid-country


  1. Get lost in the medieval streets of the village.
  2. Climb the Balconies de Carros.
  3. Visit the medieval castle and the Contemporary Art Centre.
  4. Discover the gastronomy of the restaurants of the village.
  5. Stroll in the old olive grove of the Villa Barbary.


  1. Take on the medieval ruins of Castel Nuovo
  2. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Paillon Valley
  3. Follow the discovery trail of Mont Macaron, a natural area of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest.
  4. Visit the church of Sainte-Marie, one of the oldest and most remarkable in the department
  5. Enjoy a natural and rural atmosphere, only 30 minutes from the sea


  1. Visit the architectural heritage (oil mill, St Jean Baptiste church, St Catherine’s Chapel)
  2. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea, the Paillon valley and the Mercantour from the Plateau Tercier
  3. Stroll through the quiet little streets of the village and admire the pretty, well-kept houses surrounded by greenery
  4. Enjoy a paragliding experience
  5. Learn to ride a mountain bike

La Gaude

  1. Stroll in the historical centre of the village to discover its charming streets.
  2. Visit its picturesque living ecomuseum of Provence. One of a kind.
  3. Discover La Coupole’s temporary exhibitions or immerse yourself in the heart of the action in front of a cinema film.
  4. Attend the traditional and singular barrel race.
  5. Quench your thirst with spring water from the fountains that line the village.


  1. Get lost in the alleys of the old village.
  2. Enjoy the view during a hike around the village.
  3. Treat yourself to a full range of sensations on a mountain bike.
  4. Climbing the mountains.
  5. Diving in the fresh and crystalline waters of the Canyon de l’Imberguet.


  1. Discover the work of the famous sculptor Jean-Pierre AUGIER.
  2. Oxygenate as a family during a walk to the medieval castle.
  3. Participate in a pottery workshop in an old and authentic oil mill.
  4. Visit the church dating from the 18th century.
  5. Immersed in nature in a hundred-year-old olive grove.


  1. Enjoy a privileged environment.
  2. Go to conquer the “Baou” and take advantage of the numerous hiking trails.
  3. Revel in the view.
  4. Taste the wine of Saint-Jeannet and visit the vineyard.
  5. Discover the medieval village and its shops.


  1. Take a hike and enjoy a panorama between sea and mountains.
  2. Stroll through the charming streets of the village.
  3. Admire the incredible private collection of the Museum of Traditional Crafts.
  4. Visit the medieval castle and its natural history museum.
  5. Discover the baroque altarpiece or the “Annunciation” by Ludovic Bréa.


  1. Discover the historical heritage of the medieval city.
  2. Quench your thirst with spring water from one of the 24 fountains in the city.
  3. Follow in the footsteps of the painter Henri Matisse to the Chapel of the Rosary.
  4. Browse the lively stalls of its markets.
  5. Take a horseback ride and enjoy the incredible view.

Here is my Top 5 of what to see and do in the middle country of the Nice Côte d’Azur territory. Enjoy your stay!

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Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication at the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau