Main square - Place des Arcades

Valbonne peaceful and picturesque Provence town

Valbonne is a small town in the south of France near Cannes and Nice. There are a few lovely towns in the mountains in that area of Provence – Grasse, La Colle Sur Loop, Roquefort Les Pins. They all are off the beaten path and well worth the visit. It is easy to explore the south of France by car and discover these hidden gems. If you do not feel like driving, you can use either bus or train, the network is well developed, and for a couple of Euros, you can get almost anywhere.

The charming old hotel above the arch – Hotel Les Armoiries
Streets of Valbonne with stone walls covered with vines

Valbonne’s old center is in great shape and is utterly charming. The old building and streets are restored and create a fully immersive medieval atmosphere, mainly when the village hosts various re-enactment events.

The main square is called Place des Arcades, and there one can find delightful restaurants and cafes. Valbonne also has several fashion shops, antique dealers, and boutiques offering Provence souvenirs.

People having a coffee at the main square
One of many cafes and pretty wrought-iron balconies above it

Like any French town, Valbonne has a couple of bakeries with beautiful artisan bread and delicious desserts. You can also find Fromagerie with a good selection of local cheeses and wine to go with it.

The visit to Valbonne will provide a relaxing and gratifying experience with no rush or big crowds.

A golf course near Valbonne, France
Old buildings in Valbonne in the fall


Beautiful porch with lots of plants
Street scenes – drying laundry the old way
Moroccan themed restaurant
Fountain in the streets of Valbonne
Streets of Valbonne with stone walls covered with vines
Modern sculpture near the old church
Inside of the historic church at the Valbonne Abbey
Old Saint-Blaise church
Altar at Saint-Blaise church

   17.10.2023  by FPImages


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