What to do and see in Valbonne, France: The Best Places and Tips

July 28, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Valbonne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Gift & Specialty Shops. Discover best things to do in Valbonne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Valbonne

1. 365 Fromages

12 rue du Pontis | Angle Place des Arcades, 06560 Valbonne, France +33 4 93 75 36 96
Excellent
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5 based on 70 reviews

365 Fromages

At Valbonne Village, Eric Gayraud, Cheese merchant, offers you cheese of great tradition, farm cheese directly from local producers, as well as cheeses from all over EuropeCheeses are selected from the best producers. They are sold in portions and festive cheeseboard are also available (on order).Cheese platters can be taken away at lunchtime. Free tasting

Reviewed By jack06 - Belgium

When in Valbonne (or even nearby!), 365 Fromages is an absolute MUST!
This cheese shop (and the lovely owner) is an absolute delight.
I can not get enough of the homemade Brie with Truffle.
The owner is so friendly and helpful, and will assist you in creating a fabulous cheese plate.
So many wonderful cheeses.......

2544 Rd 2085, 06330 Roquefort les Pins, France
Excellent
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5 based on 79 reviews

1001sentiers

Enjoy the best of Mountain Biking on French Riviera, with 1001sentiers : MTB Tours & Courses in Maritimes Alps / Nice / French Riviera ! MTB Tours, Holidays, Enduro Trips, Skills workshops, Courses on-mesure, Training, etc... Awesome riding on awesome trails, from Mediterranee to Alps.

Reviewed By Mitch M

I followed one of Greg’s courses (switchbacks for dummies ;-)) in June 2014, and I would strongly recommend it.
- I learnt plenty of things and in a fun way. The coach is patient, and passes his knowledge in an understandable manner. Even somebody like me with a pathetic level managed to make the most of it, which is quite an achievement for the coach ;-)
- Greg (the coach) knows the Cote d’Azur like the back of his hand. He always has an unknown (to us) and fantastic trail up his sleeve to propose.
- Excellent value for money. Service is top notch (e.g brand new van)
Well, as a conclusion, I would add I registered for another outing in August (which is the best evidence of my positive feedback).

3. Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

32 rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France +33 4 93 75 18 22
Excellent
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

Discover, at the entrance of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with many classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and scupltures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.NewWe will be co-hosting a temporary exhibition with the village of Mougins from the 12th April to 28th May 2012, Myths & Heros.A selection of sculptures, paintings & mosaics by Picasso, Arman, Sosno, Renoir, Rubens, Cezanne & Turchi on display in the Espace Culturelle.

Reviewed By David B

Spend an hour and see how ancient art can influence and mix with modern. What a wonderful collection that was donated! Really a fun experience. However, the lighting needs a bit of work in order to identify all of the works.

4. Le Moulin D'Opio

2 route de Chateauneuf, 06650 Opio, France
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 64 reviews

Le Moulin D'Opio

Reviewed By rjzach - Mansfield Center, Connecticut

Fabulous oils - some of the best we sampled - try the fruite - very, very nice on some toasted local french bread with fresh sliced tomatoes. This mill has been in business for many, many years and is well respected by visitors and locals...MoreThank you very much for your compliments, we hope we can continue to satisfy you with our olive oil .

5. Les Jardins du MIP

979 Chemin des Gourettes, 06370 Mouans-Sartoux, France +33 4 92 98 92 69
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Les Jardins du MIP

Reviewed By suechefUk - UK

Jardins du Musee International de la Perfume Mouans – Sartoux France
The title of this demonstration garden is probably best translated into English as the ‘Botanic Gardens of the international Perfume Museum’. You are likely to find it interesting if you are intrigued to see the some of the plants which provide the raw components for the perfume industry, or you are just fascinated by horticulture/gardens. It is situated near a large commercial garden centre on the outskirts of Mouans, off the Casino supermarket roundabout. It is on a rather uninspiring flat, 2 hectare site. Do not expect a beautifully laid out garden, first impressions are of a field, predominantly covered by low growing vegetation, although there is a more ‘traditional garden’ incorporated into part of the design. What is in flower will obviously depend of the time of year which visit, May is probably best (centre only open May to September). There is good signage in both English and French describing the different beds and excellent additional notes in English available to borrow from reception. The purpose is to display the flowering plants such as roses, jasmine. Lavender, tuberose and oranges which provide chemical scent sources for the French perfume industry. The Grasse area to produce many of these crops for the industry , but as the notes point out they are now sourced from around the world dependent upon such factors as where they grow best, how many crops can be achieved each year and labour cost.
After about 30 minutes of wandering and Reading you will most likely find yourself captivated by the place. The commitment of the small staff is obvious , as their dedication to organic gardening and the encouragement of wildlife.
Well worth a visit; you are guaranteed to learn something new, even if it only about the different parts of plants other than flowers which provide source scents, as they still cannot be artificially synthesised. A visitor attraction with unrealised potential.
Entry €4 .Closed Tuesdays. large free car park. Very small shop. Small indoor interpretive display. Toilets. Cold drinks machine.

6. Musee National Fernand-Leger

Chemin du Val-de-Pome, Biot, France +33 4 92 91 50 30
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

Musee National Fernand-Leger

Reviewed By Hotel A

If you don't know the work of Fernard Leger, this is the place to discover it. A totally civilised museum in a beautiful setting which does all it can to show Leger's progression from post-impressionism through Cubism to tubism.
Suggestions: buy the catalogue and take your time; suggested visit 1hr 45- 2hr. If you are coming from Nice, take the train to Beaulieu-sur-Mer then order an icila ride to the door or take the no 10 bus. For me, it surpasses the Picasso Museum at Antibes.

7. Librairie Expression

10 Place des Pins, 06740 Chateauneuf de Grasse, Grasse, France +33 4 93 42 52 64
Excellent
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Librairie Expression

Reviewed By Atout V

I have know the owner for over 10 years now so of course i am not objective but this is the best book store/Librairie i know. Passionate and competent staff, great setting...You can go read there and taste so many different teas and coffees from all over the world...They also organize a wide range of activities for kidds, workshops, book signings etc. a must go if you are into books or games...

8. Le Glacier de Valbonne

26 rue Eugene Giraud, 06560 Valbonne, France +33 4 92 28 02 96
Excellent
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Le Glacier de Valbonne

Reviewed By TheInternetRetailer - London Gatwick

Went based upon the reviews of others here and the 'best' thing to do in Valbonne, not sure if the owner served us, but he wasn't as great as people made out, a little frosty, perhaps that's a french thing, but we tried to order in our best french :-)
Anyway that aside lovely little ice cream shop in a lovely little side street, very yummy and wouldn't hesitate to go back

9. Atouts Form Spa & Fitness

22 route de Cannes, 06650 Opio, France +33 6 16 10 26 53
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Atouts Form Spa & Fitness

Reviewed By martine06 - Valbonne

Nos filles nous avaient offerts ce coffret d'une heure : c'était un pur moment de détente.
on a eu le spa, hammam et sauna rien qu'à nous.
c'était génial

10. Eglise Notre Dame de Vie

1 rue de l Eglise, 06250 Mougins, France +33 4 93 43 29 79
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Eglise Notre Dame de Vie

Reviewed By Albatros747 - Southsea

Very difficult to find. Very little publicity made around this little chapel dating from the 17th century, painted by Churchill, visited by Picasso who lived nearby for 12 years. Unfortunately it is not open to the public.

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