Peille, France - Medieval Village Tucked In Mountains Near Nice


Alpes-Maritimes is a very picturesque department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in southeastern France, with Nice as its prefecture city. It’s surrounded by Italy, the departments of Var and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and the Mediterranean Sea. It surrounds Monaco. Alpes-Maritimes landscapes are mixed – from coastal to mountain areas, with a wide range of elevations – the lowest point is at 0m, and the highest is at 3143m a.s.l.

Mesmerizing azure waters, mighty mountains topped with snow, charming towns and sleepy villages, sun-kissed beaches, renowned ski resorts, world-famous festivals and events, luxury shopping… Everything you might look for is there. No wonder that it has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations!

Grab your bathing suit or skis (or both!) and discover what this beautiful and captivating French region has to offer.

Best time to visit

Alpes-Maritimes has a Mediterranean climate with sunny, hot, and dry summers and mild winters. Rain isn’t very frequent in this region. If high temperatures and crowds don’t bother you – visit during the high season from June to August. If you prefer quieter times and lower temperatures, around 15-20°C, choose any month in the lower season. We think spring and autumn are the best.

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