The 10 Best Budget-friendly Things to do in Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

August 1, 2021 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best top things to do in Alpes Maritimes, France including Gorges du Cians, Notre Dame des Fontaines, Tete de Chien, 5 Sens Rando, Gorges de Daluis, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Monastere de Saorge, Trophee d'Auguste, Musee des Metiers Traditionnels, Tourrettes-sur-Loup - Village Medieval.

1. Gorges du Cians

France
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5.0 based on 57 reviews

Gorges du Cians

2. Notre Dame des Fontaines

route Notre Dame des Fontaines, 06430 La Brigue France +33 4 83 93 95 49 [email protected] http://www.labrigue.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CONDITIONS-ACCES-N.D.F-2017.pdf
Excellent
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5.0 based on 174 reviews

Notre Dame des Fontaines

Chapelle Accessible Uniquement Sur Rendez Vous En Période Hivernale De Mi-octobre A Mi-avril. Aucun Rdv Spontané - Pas De Prêt De Clé.

Reviewed By 560rileyk

Unusual 15th century frescoes of the life of Christ and of the Judgment make this small chapel in the woods a fascinating stop, and a beautiful and calm respite. Books on the art and the the church's history are available. Check hours for visits online or at the town information center at La Brigue.

3. Tete de Chien

route de la Tete Chien A la Turbie prendre la route de Monaco et tourner a gauche, 06320 La Turbie France http://www.ville-la-turbie.fr/index.php
Excellent
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5.0 based on 118 reviews

Tete de Chien

Reviewed By scotthS3053ND - Danvers, United States

Twisty ride, but some of the best views in the Cote d'Azur. Stunning views of Monaco all the way to Italy.

4. 5 Sens Rando

3 Place Auguste Cotta, 06380 Sospel France +33 6 50 47 47 52 http://www.5sensrando.com/
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5.0 based on 31 reviews

5 Sens Rando

5. Gorges de Daluis

Guillaumes France http://www.guillaumes.fr/le-circuit-cyansdaluis/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 72 reviews

Gorges de Daluis

6. Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon

06620 Gourdon France http://www.gourdon06.fr
Excellent
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4.5 based on 314 reviews

Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon

Reviewed By Ferranpa - Le Rouret, France

Tiny and beautiful village in the « arrière-pays », the back country. A few shops with local products, cheese, jam, soap and quite a few nice and friendly restaurants. Try la taverne provençale, great family cuisine and a terrific view on the sea and the mountains.

7. Monastere de Saorge

Nr. N 2204, 06540 Saorge France +33 4 93 04 55 55 [email protected] http://saorge.monuments-nationaux.fr/en
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Monastere de Saorge

The village of Saorge overhangs the gorges of the Roya. The church of the Franciscan convent, which was founded in 1633, was built in the Baroque style. The refectory features painted decorations from the 17th century and the cloister is decorated with 18th century frescœs showing the life of Saint Franis of Assisi. The monastery houses a fascinating collection of nine sundials from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. The church features one of the oldest Stations of the Cross paintings in the Alpes-Maritimes region. Open: > 2nd May to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st October to 31st October and 1st February to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: > From 1st November to 31st January. > 1st May. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

8. Trophee d'Auguste

Avenue Albert 1er, 06320 La Turbie France +33 4 93 41 20 84 http://www.trophee-auguste.fr/en
Excellent
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4.5 based on 262 reviews

Trophee d'Auguste

The Alpes Trophy, the only remaining example of such triumphal architecture, was erected in the 1st century BC to honour Augustus Caesar’s victories against the tribes of the Alpes. This structure has been restored thanks to an American patron and it towers above the old Via Julia Augusta and the whole of the French Riviera from Esterel to the Italian coast. The monument features an exhibition of engravings, plaster cars, models, a video display and panoramic view. Open: > 19th May to 20th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 21st September to 18th May: from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > Mondays. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

Reviewed By scotthS3053ND - Danvers, United States

I love to visit monuments and ruins when on vacation- so I convinced the family to stop in to see the Trophiee d'Auguste. First of all, Turbie is a wonderful village perched atop a mountain overlooking Monaco and the Mediterranean, secondly, the monument is very interesting (you can climb to the top) and third, there is an excellent museum that traces the history of the monument as well as the history of the reconstruction that was done. All in all, this was an excellent side trip during a great day on the Cote d'Azur.

9. Musee des Metiers Traditionnels

171 Montee du Chateau, 06690 Tourrette-Levens France +33 4 97 20 54 60
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Musee des Metiers Traditionnels

10. Tourrettes-sur-Loup - Village Medieval

06148 Tourrettes-sur-Loup France
Excellent
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4.5 based on 661 reviews

Tourrettes-sur-Loup - Village Medieval

Reviewed By lifesgreatadventures - Chichester, United Kingdom

Love love loved it here, we were in the area and thought we’d stop in, so pleased we did, the most stunning village with a great vibe, beautiful cobbled streets and a lovely feel. A great pottery shop and wood craft shop too, don’t miss it!

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