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19km (12 miles) NW of Nice

This fortified medieval town is one of the most spectacular "perched villages" along the Côte d'Azur. At 300m (1,000 ft.) above the sea, it's also unspoiled, unlike those other towns filled with day-trippers and souvenir shops. The main incentive to visit Peillon is the town itself; its semifortified architecture makes you feel that even today it could lock its doors, bar its windows, and keep any intruder at bay.

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