Tourism in Gilette

in the Alpes-Maritimes, the village of Gilette was built in the middle of striking landscapes.

Do you want to go green and relax away from the excessive bustle of the big cities? Here you can forget the noise of your daily life.

Would you prefer to spend an active vacation in contact with nature? You can go hiking, mountain biking or cycling on the trails and paths of the Préalpes and the hinterland of Nice. During your stay in the Alpes-Maritimes, you can also try your hand at other activities. You can also opt for a horse riding session, or experience an introduction to rock climbing.

In Gilette, as everywhere in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the local gastronomic tradition is a tourist attraction in its own right. The terroir is part of Gilette’s identity, where local producers offer tasty local specialties.

Churches, wash houses, fountains, abbeys… Take advantage of your stay to discover an exceptional cultural and historical heritage. The local Tourist Office will give you advice on the activities to discover and the tourist sites to visit. You wish to stay in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? Many tourists prefer camping. You can also find bed and breakfasts and hotels with authentic charm. Prepare your stay by choosing your accommodation online.

The Préalpes d’Azur

From the meeting between the French Riviera and the mountains were born the Préalpes of the French Riviera. The landscapes are both unspoiled and wild: agricultural valleys, clearings, forests, steep-sided valleys? Under the sun of the Préalpes d’Azur more than 2000 plant species evolve, including 40 species that grow nowhere else. Numerous birds fly under the blue sky of the Préalpes of Azure: European nightjar, red-billed crab, rock swallow, rock swallow, pipit rousseline, golden eagle, European owl, Jean-le-Blanc circaet… Nature is also a great playground for vacationers. Hiking is a very popular nature activity in the Park… You can also discover the routes of the Park by bike, defy the void by trying your hand at climbing, or ride a horse in the enchanting landscapes of the Préalpes… Men have been present on these lands for tens of thousands of years and have left us an incredibly rich architectural heritage: fountains, wells, wash houses, oratories, chapels, bread ovens, windmills, dovecotes, bridges, irrigation canals, castles, oppidums… The heritage of the Préalpes d’Azur also awaits you on your plate. Village grocery stores and markets will introduce you to local flavors: honey, mountain cheese, lamb meat, farm and market garden products, olive products (oil and pasta), citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallized flowers…

Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes department

From the Côte d’Azur to the perched villages of the Mercantour and the Préalpes of the French Riviera, arts and culture are at the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes tourist offer, with several dozen museums. You can visit, for example, the Maïoun dei Granouïe in Villeneuve-Loubet, the Musée des Merveilles de Tende, the Musée national Fernand-Léger in Biot…