Valbonne – Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur
Valbonne is located on the French Riviera in the heart of the Provence in the South of France. The medieval charming village offers many restaurants and specialty shops. Every Friday there is a market in the town centre. Valbonne is a medieval Provencal village between Cannes and Grasse, situated on the river Brague, 15 km away from the source of the river in Opio.
It is located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes, in the canton of Le Bar-sur-Loup. Valbonne, in Latin “Vallis Bona” means “good valley”.
This village is radically different from the majority of the Provencal villages. This village is in fact built on the basis of a strict construction plan that was created by the monks of the Lérins island. This island lies off the coast of Cannes.
The village is surrounded by fortified houses and has up to four entrances, one on each side. If you try to find your way through the maze of streets in the old town you certainly will pass the Place des Arcades, which dates from the 17th century, and the hotel de ville. You can also admire a beautiful fountain where horses and donkeys have been watered in the old days.
Tourist information Valbonne
Nice site with tourist information about Valbonne: Provence Web
Valbonne is the ideal destination for a golf vacation with no less than 10 golf courses within 15 km away.
Tips in and around Valbonne
- Tip: Golfcourse Opio/Valbonne
- Restaurant Tips: Chez Margareta and our favourite Café des Arcades
- Tip for a nice walk: Valbonne to Biot along the river Brague
- Valbonne Tip: Every first Sunday of the month: antiques market
- Valbonne Tip: Every Friday market in Valbonne
Office de Tourisme de Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
1 place de l’Hôtel de ville
06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
Tél: +33(0)4 93 12 34 50
Fax : +33(0)4 93 12 34 57
Café des Arcades – Valbonne
Our favorite restaurant in Valbonne is Café des Arcades on the central square in Valbonne where it is always busy. They serve not only the tastiest pizzas but also the Nicoise salad is delicious.
Also with children an ideal restaurant – on the pedestrianized square lots of children play all night long. Also in the morning a lovely place just to read the newspaper with a cup of coffee.
Restaurant Café des Arcades is open all year for breakfast, lunch and dinner.